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    SubjectRe: Open letter to Linux kernel developers (was Re: Binary Drivers)
    On 18/12/06, Hannu Savolainen <hannu@opensound.com> wrote:
    > Marek Wawrzyczny wrote:
    > > Dear Linux Kernel ML,
    > >
    > > I am writing as a Linux-only user of over 2 years to express my concern with
    > > the recent proposal to block out closed source modules from the kernel.
    > >
    > > While, I understand and share your sentiments over open source software and
    > > drivers. I fear however, that trying to steamroll the industry into
    > > developing open source drivers by banning closed source drivers is going to
    > > have a completely different result. They will simply abandon Linux support
    > > for some of their products altogether.
    > >
    > As a developer of some "closed source" drivers I can confirm that this
    > is exactly the case. I would never consider open sourcing my work just
    > because somebody is pointing pistol to my neck. I would leave the whole
    > IT business and start doing something else rather than accept this kind
    > of mafia-like negotiation methods.
    >

    Why is this dead horse still kicking?
    Linus already spoke on this issue (
    http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/12/13/370 ,
    http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/12/14/218 ) and Greg KH already withdrew his
    patch ( http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/12/14/63 ), so could we please just
    let this dead horse rest in peace?

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