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SubjectRe: GPL only modules [was Re: [GIT PATCH] more Driver core patches for 2.6.19]
On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 09:39:11PM -0800, Martin J. Bligh wrote:

> The Ubuntu feisty fawn mess was a dangerous warning bell of where we're
> going. If we don't stand up at some point, and ban binary drivers, we
> will, I fear, end up with an unsustainable ecosystem for Linux when
> binary drivers become pervasive. I don't want to see Linux destroyed
> like that.

Thing is, if kernels get patched to disallow binary modules,
whats to stop Ubuntu (or anyone else) reverting that change in the
kernels they distribute ? The landscape doesn't really change much,
given that the majority of Linux end-users are probably running
distro kernels.


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