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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rattaro
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2005-08-22

"Users want convenience not politics.

So yeah, 'nuff said."

Thanks. I didn't realize you knew every single user in existence and can speak for them all. Btw, freedom does not equal politics, and I never even mentioned politics. If having principles equal politics, then I would agree that many people don't have many politics. But I would still disagree with that position, and so do many kernel developers. Just because everyone else jumped off a bridge, doesn't make it right. Sometimes it's important to stick to your politics, and sometimes not. If you don't understand that, then I guess you can always say, "'nuff said," which seems silly after the next person posts.

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

No, but I guarantee you that speaks for the majority.

Refusing propietary drivers because they are not open source IS politics, whether you like it or not.

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rattaro Member since:
2005-08-22

"No, but I guarantee you that speaks for the majority."

Good argument. I trust you because you guarantee it.

"Refusing propietary drivers because they are not open source IS politics, whether you like it or not."

Protecting freedom is NOT politics, it's principle. How you persuade others to follow your principles is politics. I don't see the kernel developers trying to convince anyone, just sticking to their ideas.

It's nice how you think refusing proprietary drivers is politics, where allowing them is not. Twisted and manipulative, but nice. I guess you fell for the proprietary driver politics. You know, the one where owners of proprietary drivers say their way is the right way, and any other way is just politics.

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