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SubjectRe: Linux kernel rant
On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 03:51:28PM +1100, James Buchanan wrote:
> Linux is starting to include code written under non-disclosure
> agreements and other nasties, and for me this kills the magic of
> Linux. Doesn't stop anyone from reading the code, but it's the
> principle that counts.

This has been going on for ages -- and happens in FreeBSD all the time
too.

I can point to multiple BSD net drivers written under NDA, for example.

It's the way of the hardware world.
If you don't get an NDA, you don't get open source support.

Jeff



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