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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Hah
by deathshadow on Wed 19th Apr 2006 08:58 UTC
deathshadow
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2005-07-12

As someone who goes off on wild rants about the "Dirty hippy idealism" and "real world naivete" of the free software/Open Source folks on a regular basis...

I'm quite glad there's little if anything I can add that hasn't already been said here. I'm feeling a lot of love in here.

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