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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RE[2]: My answer is YES
by cr8dle2grave on Tue 18th Apr 2006 20:51 UTC in reply to "RE: My answer is YES"
cr8dle2grave
Member since:
2005-07-11

Rubbish!

Linux is not now, nor has it ever been, an FSF/GNU project. Linus has always very clear that he orginally choose to license Linux under the GPL for primarily pragmatic reasons, and not as an endorsement of the larger philosophical and ethical stands taken by RMS and company. In fact, Linus barely even tries anymore to hide his contempt for RMS.

Linux doesn't stand for what you seem to believe it does and if you can't reconcile yourself with that fact, then it is you who should be seeking alternatives. I hear that the HURD project is looking for some users.

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RE[3]: My answer is YES
by Moulinneuf on Wed 19th Apr 2006 02:36 in reply to "RE[2]: My answer is YES"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

Sorry to burst your bubble but FSF stand for free software foundation which mean that GNU/Linux the OS and Linux the kernel is part of it by beeing free software.

Sorry to burst your bubble again but GNU/Linux the OS and Linux the kernel are both part of the GNU project because the GNU project is an **idea** to make a free UNIX system.

GNU/Linux and Linux stand for free software and the free software movement , your delusionnal if you think otherwise and its a shame that you have to be reminded of it , again , Linus may disagree with RMS on detail , but last I looked , Linus still do is work under the GPL and RMS still continue to work on making GNU a reality and work at making the FSF relevant everyday.

Just so you know the Linux kernel is also dual licensed , because since you dont know anything at all you do not know that previous to behing GPL the Linux kernel was under another License , hence the GNU/Linux also is to differentiate from the previous license.

Lets not forget that Linux and Hurd are not the only two kernel in existance for GNU ... but then again you did not knew that either.

http://www.kernel.org/

Nope , dont seem to say OS in there ... it clearly say kernel.

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RE[4]: My answer is YES
by Johann Chua on Wed 19th Apr 2006 04:00 in reply to "RE[3]: My answer is YES"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

GNU and the FSF don't control the Linux kernel. In what way is the Linux kernel part of GNU, other than using GNU userland tools?

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Good lord boy!
by cr8dle2grave on Wed 19th Apr 2006 04:06 in reply to "RE[3]: My answer is YES"
cr8dle2grave Member since:
2005-07-11

Has a single coherent sentence ever once passed your lips (or, as the case may be, run across your fingertips)?

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