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[5]: So What's the Problem?
by Chris on Fri 21st Apr 2006 22:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: So What's the Problem?"
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> Don't just think of yourself (yes, you Chris). Think of > the people that have maintain and integrate blobs and > an interface for them while working voluntarily on the > Linux kernel.

I'm not saying i wouldn't like to see the nvidia drivers fully open source offcourse i would.

But as long as they are not, i don't have a problem using them.

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