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SubjectRe: Honest does not pay here ...
Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:
> "Adam J. Richter" <adam@yggdrasil.com> writes:
>
>
>> I believe that the illegality of proprietary kernel modules
>>has resulting in more GPL-compatible kernel code than without such
>>a restriction.
>
>
> What people like you don't understand is, that there no such thing as
> a "illegal proprietary kernel module" according to the GPL.
>
> There is only an "illegal distribution of a proprietary binary kernel
> module with the linux kernel" under the GPL.
>
> If Andres' customers are happy with getting a binary only module for
> use with their kernel, there is no violation of the GPL by Andre.
>
> Regards
> Henning (writing this on a computer with the nvidia
> module loaded and happy about it. And
> completely within the boundaries of the
> GPL. No matter what RMS says).

Binary-only drivers are great as long as they work. Every such driver I
have used so far has worked perfectly.
I have only one problem with NVidia's driver: It refuses to compile
under 2.5.54 which requires me use X's nv driver or use 2.4.21 for KDE.
Anyone know how to get around that? :-)

-David


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