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[2]: I'm all for it.
by h times nue equals e on Wed 19th Apr 2006 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm all for it."
h times nue equals e
Member since:
2006-01-21

Rest asured, that Mr. Fraunhofer will not sue anybody, at least not the "Mr. Fraunhofer" that inspired the name-choice for some entities (the Fraunhofer institutes comes to mind).

For some biographical background on this very interesting historical (historical, as in : he's already dead, and this for quite some time) person, please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_von_Fraunhofer for example.

Beside that, (sorry for nitpicking, but this was something I couldn't resist), very well put argument !

Regards

Martin

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RE[3]: I'm all for it.
by gilboa on Wed 19th Apr 2006 21:08 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm all for it."
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

I stand corrected then. Being a non European, I assumed that Fraunhofer was the name of the patent holder (a man) and not a name of an institute.

G.

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