[lkml]   [2006]   [Dec]   [17]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: GPL only modules [was Re: [GIT PATCH] more Driver core patches for 2.6.19]
    On Sunday, 17 December 2006 11:11, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
    > On Thu, 14 Dec 2006, David Schwartz wrote:
    > > > And there's also the common misconception all costumers had enough
    > > > information when buying something. If you are a normal Linux user and
    > > > buy some hardware labelled "runs under Linux", it could turn out that's
    > > > with a Windows driver running under ndiswrapper...
    > >
    > > That is something that I think is well worth fixing. Doesn't Linus own the
    > > trademark 'Linux'? How about some rules for use of that trademark and a
    > > 'Works with Linux' logo that can only be used if the hardware specifications
    > > are provided?
    > Exactly my thoughts...
    > > Let them provide a closed-source driver if they want. Let them provide
    > > user-space applications for which no source is provided if they want. But
    > > don't let them use the logo unless they release sufficient information to
    > > allow people to develop their own drivers and applications to interface with
    > > the hardware.
    > >
    > > That makes it clear that it's not about giving us the fruits of years of
    > > your own work but that it's about enabling us to do our own work. (I would
    > > have no objection to also requiring them to provide a minimal open-source
    > > driver. I'm not trying to work out the exact terms here, just get the idea
    > > out.)
    > Since `works with' may sound a bit too vague, something like
    > `LinuxFriendly(tm)', with a happy penguin logo?

    I like this idea.


    If you don't have the time to read,
    you don't have the time or the tools to write.
    - Stephen King
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2006-12-17 11:57    [W:0.021 / U:16.684 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site