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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What the heck is inside; Intel???
by Bonus on Wed 19th Apr 2006 08:38 UTC
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Open sourcing hardware drivers is very importent to me. I grew up in the microchip era and I want to know what's inside; Intel? Trade secrets are a bunch of crap. When someone trades something to me there should be NO secrets between us.
I do not trust something in my home that I don't know what's in it. No, I dont trust them to keep me 'safe.'
I don't want Lock In so repairmen can only replace the chips by giving money to the original company and not being able to repair the chips themselves. It's creating a dumbed down society. This creates much higher prices. How long have we had the same speed chips smaller and smaller at the same prices?

It's time for a change.

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