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: What Does it Matter?
by archiesteel on Wed 19th Apr 2006 01:34 UTC
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And so far, they want the kernel and all modules that link to it to remain free software.

I don't think that kernel developers all feel that way, and in any case it's irrelevant, because users CAN combine the kernel with non-free, proprietary modules if they want. They can do so easily and legally, so really I fail to see what all the brouhaha is about.

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