Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Apr 2006 17:49 UTC
Linux Efforts to bring glitzy new graphics to Linux are fueling an old conflict: Does proprietary software belong in open-source Linux? The issue involves software modules called drivers, which plug into the kernel at the heart of the open-source operating system. Drivers let software communicate with hardware such as network adapters, hard drives and video cards.
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The main point of the OpenSource success
by manjabes on Tue 18th Apr 2006 18:02 UTC
manjabes
Member since:
2005-08-27

"We believe in open source where it makes sense," Fear said.

'nuff said

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rattaro Member since:
2005-08-22

"We believe in open source where it makes sense," Fear said.

'nuff said

In other words, we believe in freedom when it benefits us. When it's inconvenient, we don't believe in freedom. You may not agree, but those against proprietary software believe in principle, not convenience. Pragmatists believe in convenience, not principle. And everyone else compromises a little principle for convenience, and a little convenience for principle. Where you draw the line determines what you believe. In other words, 'nuff said is not enough.

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Users want convenience not politics.

So yeah, 'nuff said.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

And everyone else compromises a little principle for convenience, and a little convenience for principle. Where you draw the line determines what you believe. In other words, 'nuff said is not enough.

Fine. So restrict yourself solely to open source code -- and live with the consequences of having inferior graphics. 'nuff said.

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prismX Member since:
2005-08-19

You are talking that the Open Source brings a freedom... OK, I could agree with you. However your statement is flawed (it is buggy by design :-)):
-freedom means not to apply restriction, consequently freedom cannot be due to principles, since they curb the same freedom to predefined dogmas. This kind of "freedom" resembles more a religion fanatism. Principles are not a freedom, but convenience is. This convenience enables people to be free in their choice, to opt OpenSoeurce software if it is better (when it is) or to choose a proprietary software.
Pragmatism is not evil, it is the real freedom. So people do not live for the sake of software, people want to use software for their purposes.
So I think the blind strive for free software and open source in everything and everywhere locks in this community with a intransigent aversion to everything good and favoring for users that are found in non-OpenSource World.

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