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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Openess
by Sphinx on Tue 18th Apr 2006 22:56 UTC
Sphinx
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2005-07-09

No, it does not, "belong", in linux, that's what FOSS is and for FOSS to remain FOSS it must discourage non-FOSS at all costs even, yes to it's own temporary detriment for FOSS solutions will replace non-FOSS eventually and all will be for the general benefit in the end. Should people be able to add it if they so desire? Ok if they must but realize it does not advance the cause and fasting is good for the soul on all levels, even software.

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