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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Blacklist binary-only modules lying about their license
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    Keith D Burgess Jr <kburgessjr@mailblocks.com> said:
    > A couple days ago when I stumbled onto this discussion, I was prompted
    > to at least post an opinion from a user perspective. Having followed
    > along since then, I am beginning to wonder why I am so interested in
    > the Linux community in the first place. I have to admit, my chin is
    > still on the floor having read some of the personal attacks directed
    > towards Marc. Why, for some, has this become a personal issue and not a
    > technical one? I think Marc summed it up best (a few times) by saying:
    >
    > >> I repeat, the \0 is purely a technical workaround, done without any
    > >> mischievous intent.

    Exactly the same way a lockpick is a "purely technical workaround" for
    doors the owner "accidentally" locked...

    > Can't we respect this as his explanation and move on so these efforts
    > can be better directed towards improving the kernel?

    Very true.

    > Hell - Marc has
    > alot of work to-do in order for driverloader to be compatible with 4K
    > stacks ;)

    His efforts should better be directed at getting real (open source) support
    in place. But it is his calling in the end, I don't presume to decide what
    he should do with his time. As long as the relevant licenses (and hopefully
    also the wishes of the creators of the kernel) are respected.
    --
    Dr. Horst H. von Brand User #22616 counter.li.org
    Departamento de Informatica Fono: +56 32 654431
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