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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[3]: My answer is YES
by Moulinneuf on Wed 19th Apr 2006 02:36 UTC 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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RE[5]: My answer is YES
by Moulinneuf on Wed 19th Apr 2006 11:14 in reply to "RE[4]: My answer is YES"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

Its GPL , you are GPL your part of the GNU Idea , the FSF is the free software foundation they give funds and legal advice when you help build free software and correct the GPL license when the laws change , they dont just control it , they own it entirely.

Now , its really simple , even you should have gotten it by now , you dont whant to be part of the GNU idea dont use the GPL at all , stay away from it , dont use its software either. Dont discuss it , dont mention it.

You guys have a problem with laws and idea , laws changes and idea are adaptable , Linus never tought is toy would be like this today , RMS never tought GNU would be like this today either.

Its the license that control everything. The GPL is worst then the mafia , when you die you get out of the mafia , when you use the GPL , even if your dead or whant out the software stay GPL.

Its the license that control it and own it.

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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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cr8dle2grave
by Moulinneuf on Wed 19th Apr 2006 11:33 in reply to "Good lord boy!"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

cr8dle2grave , your problem beside behing a coward who is ahsame of is real name and of his ancestors , is that you dont know what you discuss or offer a single real fact.

To be coherent is to understand and know the subject , you do neither. GNU/Linux would not be where it is today without the GPL , The GNU idea would not be where it is today if it where not for the Linux kernel.

Hence its GNU/Linux , alone they are nothing , togheter they are everything.

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