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: Trade secrets
by Bonus on Wed 19th Apr 2006 12:43 UTC
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So basically companies get too large and then the 'ingredients' get too closed. You can't sell 'black box' products.

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