Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:24 UTC, submitted by koki
GNU, GPL, Open Source Now this is interesting. We see what is at its core a very valid concern, in practice not a problem to anyone, and, thanks to the tone of the press release, close to trolling. The Free Software Foundation Latin America is complaining about something that has been known for a while - there is some non-Free code stuck in the Linux kernel (mostly firmware). A valid issue of concern from an idealogical viewpoint, but sadly, the tone of the press release turns this valid concern into something close to trolling.
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*Snort*
by Lazarus on Wed 10th Nov 2010 03:05 UTC
Lazarus
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"The Linux kernel plays a very big role in the success of Free software, and without it, Free software still wouldn't have a kernel."

Something tells me that any number of BSD folks would tell you otherwise... unless of course this is just a license thing where "free" only means GPL.

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