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SubjectRe: Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario

Welcome to reality.

Jeff

On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 07:34:01PM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-12-05 at 18:26 +0000, Andrew Walrond wrote:
> > On Monday 05 December 2005 10:52, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > >
> > > a hypothetical doomsday scenario by Arjan van de Ven
> > >
> >
> > Can I ask what prompted your post?
>
> I got one too many hatemails from a "nvidia fanboy" who blamed me for
> just about anything wrong in the world.... I fear that most of these
> people have no idea why open source drivers matter, or at least what the
> consequences are for not caring about drivers being open or not.
>
>
> >
> > >
> > > On December 6th, 2005 the kernel developers en mass decide that binary
> > > modules are legally fine and also essential for the progress of linux,
> >
> > Has anyone (influential) actually being toying with this idea? I hope not, but
> > if they are, I'd like to know who to lobby...
>
> this part of the "story" is fiction. A lot of the rest is not. There are
> already several servers that you can only use with binary modules..
> modules only available in full binary form for RHEL and SLES kernels for
> example.
>
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