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SubjectRe: Non-GPL modules
On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 07:02:08PM +0200, Martin Dalecki wrote:
> >
> > Review of the driver source-code by a competent hardware designer,
> > who knows how to read code, will give away the trade secret. Then
> > anybody, who hasn't bothered to invest the millions of dollars of
> > Engineering development cost, can make one of these cheaper and
> > put us out of business.
> And what about the simple fact that the tainted flag will become
> entierly useless when in fact most of us will be using tainted
> kernel? Hey anyway most of us are now deploying "tainted" linux
> distributions anyway and NOT GNU/Linux Debian. Most of use use
> distros and kernels far away from the official Linus kernel too, so
> this flagging doesn't help anybody it's just BLOAT.

So you think it is the responsibility of the l-k hackers to field bugs
against highly hacked and forked versions of the kernel from a distro
that you use?


/ Ben Collins -- Debian GNU/Linux \
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