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

> The point of banning binary drivers would be to leverage hardware
> companies into either releasing open source drivers, or the specs for
> someone else to write them.

IMHO, it's up to the users to decide if they want to keep buying hardware
which leads to inferior support, less reliability, decreased security and
all of the other ills associated with binary drivers. Let them also
choose distributions which enact the binary driver policies they agree

Linux is precisely not about forcing people to do things.

- James
James Morris
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