Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 09:49 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Yesterday, we reported on the statement several kernel developers had signed that urged hardware manufacturers to open up their Linux modules and drivers. "We, the undersigned Linux kernel developers, consider any closed-source Linux kernel module or driver to be harmful and undesirable," the statement read. Nvidia, which delivers probably the most prominent closed-source Linux driver, has reiterated its position concerning this matter.
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Why not? Nothing is stopping someone from distributing the OSS driver (if indeed it was GPL licenses) separately from Haiku.


That much is true, but I have the idea that the main Haiku devs (who know the most about Haiku anyway) wouldn't touch the hypothetical code with a ten foot pole, so who would port the darn thing?

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

That's not really the point. It could be done given there's enough interest and someone is willing to port it. With a binary-only, closed-source driver and/or no API documentation it couldn't be done no matter what.

Edited 2008-06-25 12:50 UTC

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