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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Blacklist binary-only modules lying about their license
Marc Boucher <> said:
> On May 1, 2004, at 1:07 AM, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
> >> All bugs can be debugged or fixed, it's a matter of how hard it is
> >> to do (generally easier with open-source) and *who* is responsible
> >> for doing it (i.e. supporting the modules).
> >
> > Yes, exactly. The tainted mechanism is there to tell us that it's not
> > *our* problem to support it. And you deliberately screwed that up,
> > which is why everybody is pissed at you.
> It was already screwed up, and causing unnecessary support burdens
> both on the community ("help! what does tainted mean")

A minor annoyance, no head hacker did ever respond to that on LKML.

> and vendors.

... got what was comming to them. A-OK.

> This thread and previous ones have shown ample evidence of that.

Of your stubborness, clearly.

> Let's deal with the root problem and fix the messages, as Rik van Riel
> has suggested.

Your help is welcome.
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