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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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