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[4]: My answer is YES
by Johann Chua on Wed 19th Apr 2006 04:00 UTC 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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RE[6]: My answer is YES
by Johann Chua on Thu 20th Apr 2006 03:20 in reply to "RE[5]: My answer is YES"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

The Linux kernel is owned by its contributors, not GNU or the FSF. The unmodified GPL v.2 doesn't allow binary-only drivers, and yet there they are in Linux.

You talk a lot about freedom yet seem to be eager to shut up anyone who doesn't agree with you. You give GPL and free software advocates a bad name.

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RE[7]: My answer is YES
by Moulinneuf on Thu 20th Apr 2006 20:09 in reply to "RE[5]: My answer is YES"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

You dont know what your talking about and have nothing to say that need me wasting more time then what I already answered.

- The GPL is a software license , its the most widely used free software license in existance. Thanks for saying I have any influence on it , its tottaly delusionnal and wrong on your part but none the less I take it as a compliment and find it flathering.

- Free software advocate , advocate free software.

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