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SubjectRe: Linux stifles innovation...
> For example, if there were six different companies that marketed ethernet 
> drivers for the eepro100, you'd have a choice of which one to buy..perhaps
> with different "features" that were of value to you. Instead, you have
> crappy GPL code that locks up under load, and its not worth spending

Umm I find the driver very reliable. And actually I have choice of two
eepro100 drivers eepro100.c and e100.c so you cant even pick an example.

Of course your keenness to let people write alternative free drivers for
your etinc pci card is extremely well known. Fortunately despite your best
efforts there is now a choice in 2.4

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