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SubjectRe: [future of drivers?] a proposal for binary drivers.
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On Wednesday 08 March 2006 09:35, Anshuman Gholap wrote:
> 1) The people who have control over linux kernel as of now are
> countable on hands but cannot be held countable for work cause they do
> it as hobby/"insert anything which says working for free", now for a
> peice of code like linux kernel, such kind of aloofness regarding
> manpower and kind_of nazism in not allowing others to dynamically
> get_work_done (like binary driver) seems totally wrong.

Binary drivers are no more "work" than robbing a bank is. It is making a
profit through cheating people, which is of course what is truly wrong.

> 2) there are two possibilities here, a) linus and co can gather in a
> building pay all intellects and allow fast driver developments, b)
> allow binary drivers to work with linux kernel dynamically(with their
> own license what they choose).

Or Linux can remain GPL'd, which prohibits binary drivers *legally*, and back
this by keeping a non-stable API which prohibits binary drivers
*technically*.

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