[lkml]   [2006]   [Oct]   [26]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: incorrect taint of ndiswrapper
David Weinehall <> writes:

> > > Personally I feel that no matter if they are legal or not, we
> > > should not cater to such drivers in the first place. If it's
> > > trickier to use Windows API-drivers under Linux than to write a
> > > native Linux driver, big deal... We don't want Windows-drivers.
> > > We want native drivers.
> >
> > Neither taint nor _GPL are intended to stop people doing things
> > that, in the eyes of the masses, are stupid. The taint mark is
> > there to ensure that they don't harm the rest of us. The FSF view
> > of freedom is freedom to modify not freedom to modify in a manner
> > approved by some defining body.
> Hence my use of the world "Personally". It's my own opinion that we
> shouldn't support Windows API-drivers. I don't think this has
> anything to do with the FSF view on freedom. This has to do with
> the freedom to make a sound technical decision.

and your freedom to do whatever you want at home isn't restricted by
the tainting.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2006-10-26 15:17    [W:0.045 / U:9.416 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site