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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Generalised Kernel Hooks Interface (GKHI)
On 2000-11-09T07:25:52,
Michael Rothwell <rothwell@holly-springs.nc.us> said:

> Why? I think the IBM GKHI code would be of tremendous value. It would
> make the kernel much more flexible, and for users, much more friendly.
> No more patch-and-recompile to add a filesystem or whatever. There's no
> reason to hamstring their efforts because of the possibility of binary
> modules. The GPL allows that, right? So any developer of binary-only
> extensions using the GKHI would not be breaking the license agreement, I
> don't think. There's lots of binary modules right now -- VMWare, Aureal
> sound card drivers, etc.

And we already refuse to support those kernels - your point being?

Making this "commonplace" is a nightmare. Go away with that.

> I understand and agree with your desire for full source for everything,
> but I disagree that we should artificially limit people's ability to use
> Linux to solve their problems.

I want their solving of their problems not to create problems for me though.

Sincerely,
Lars Marowsky-Brée <lmb@suse.de>
Development HA

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