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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Blacklist binary-only modules lying about their license
    Marc Boucher wrote:
    > On Apr 30, 2004, at 12:43 AM, Sean Estabrooks wrote:
    >> Dear Marc,
    >> Who decided that the goal was to become ubiquitous at any cost? How
    >> are you so sure that removing the incentive/reward for hardware vendors
    >> to release open source drivers is best for Linux in the long run?
    > There are major chipset vendors out there who have managed to become
    > market leaders while not providing any drivers for Linux.

    I'm not so sure you should pluralize "vendors" ;-)

    > But other vendors are also still releasing new native linux drivers,
    > despite the availability of our solutions (Intel's project for Centrino
    > at is a great example).
    > This essentially proves that we are not removing the incentive to do
    > proper native drivers,

    That conclusion cannot be drawn from the pretense...

    It's strictly a cost-based function for a business. If a business can
    achieve Linux support for free, without paying driver and support
    engineers, they do so.

    DriverLoader significantly lowers that cost, while not providing an open
    source solution at all.


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