Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:23 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source When Windows Vista was launched, the Free Software Foundation started its BadVista campaign, which was aimed at informing users about what the FSF considered user-restrictive features in Vista. Luckily for the FSF, Vista didn't really need a bad-mouthing campaign to fail. Now that Windows 7 is receiving a lot of positive press, the FSF dusted off the BadVista drum, and gave it a fresh coat of paint.
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RE[5]: Agreed
by rockwell on Thu 27th Aug 2009 16:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Agreed"
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OK, so then it must be the idiot freetard using the keyboard. Thanks for clearing that up.

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RE[6]: Agreed
by boldingd on Thu 27th Aug 2009 17:44 in reply to "RE[5]: Agreed"
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Seriously, man, one crazy idiot is not the entire Free Software movement. If you could, well, just find a way to point and laugh at Moulinneuf without criticizing an entire community, that also includes a lot of sane and rational people, that'd be great.

And, Moulinneuf, long story short, it is entirely the fault of the kernel team that binary drivers break on each kernel release. Basically, as I understand it, because there's not actually an API for distributing a binary driver. (A kernel module is different, in particular in that a kernel module must have bits of it compiled against the same sources and configuration used to build the kernel it's going to get loaded in.) The Linux kernel really does need some kind of inter-release-stable interface for loading binary drivers.

Edited 2009-08-27 17:45 UTC

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RE[7]: Agreed
by Moulinneuf on Thu 27th Aug 2009 18:34 in reply to "RE[6]: Agreed"
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People use to not believe me when I said there where extremist who tought Free Software was irrational and insane ... Now I just show who they are by extrimisizing the Free Software position, to get them out of there shell and out in the open, get them all the time. Less Rational and less sane people , then me , hate it and push for more moderate position , witch is where everyone should be pushing, but sadly more people are into hating the FSF out of lies then pushing the moderate and midle ground, mostly from the Open Source camp sadly too.

Dance rockwell , dance my boy ...

Short story, Linus won't ban them, but won't do the work to fix them and the rest of the Linux kernel developer don't want anything to do with them. So if you make binary driver, you support them.

If you got a working solution run it by Linus ... and see if you can get it in the kernel.

Edited 2009-08-27 18:36 UTC

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