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[6]: My answer is YES
by Johann Chua on Thu 20th Apr 2006 03:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: My answer is YES"
Johann Chua
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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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