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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Blacklist binary-only modules lying about their license
Keith D Burgess Jr <> said:
> A couple days ago when I stumbled onto this discussion, I was prompted
> to at least post an opinion from a user perspective. Having followed
> along since then, I am beginning to wonder why I am so interested in
> the Linux community in the first place. I have to admit, my chin is
> still on the floor having read some of the personal attacks directed
> towards Marc. Why, for some, has this become a personal issue and not a
> technical one? I think Marc summed it up best (a few times) by saying:
> >> I repeat, the \0 is purely a technical workaround, done without any
> >> mischievous intent.

Exactly the same way a lockpick is a "purely technical workaround" for
doors the owner "accidentally" locked...

> Can't we respect this as his explanation and move on so these efforts
> can be better directed towards improving the kernel?

Very true.

> Hell - Marc has
> alot of work to-do in order for driverloader to be compatible with 4K
> stacks ;)

His efforts should better be directed at getting real (open source) support
in place. But it is his calling in the end, I don't presume to decide what
he should do with his time. As long as the relevant licenses (and hopefully
also the wishes of the creators of the kernel) are respected.
Dr. Horst H. von Brand User #22616
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