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SubjectRe: Open letter to Linux kernel developers (was Re: Binary Drivers)
On 18/12/06, Hannu Savolainen <> 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 ( , ) and Greg KH already withdrew his
patch ( ), so could we please just
let this dead horse rest in peace?

Jesper Juhl <>
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