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SubjectRe: GPL only modules [was Re: [GIT PATCH] more Driver core patches for 2.6.19]

> > 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 kernel.org 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.

And even if the distros don't change it (all legal issues aside), there's
probably some free user who repacks the distro kernel.

/me eyeballs myself...


-`J'
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