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SubjectRe: GPL vs non-GPL device drivers
On 2/14/07, v j <> wrote:
> This has nothing to do with politics. I am not a Linux contributor. I realize that people who have contributed to the Linux Kernel have very valid points. It is their sweat and blood. They have a right to protect what they have worked on. I am purely commenting from a user perspective. If Linux becomes closed to external drivers, then it will have repercussions in the embedded space. I can say for certain that a company evaluating OSes and realizing that their drivers will have to be open-source will almost certainly go for the alternative.
> On 2/14/07, Trent Waddington <> wrote:
> > On 2/15/07, v j <> wrote:
> > > The drivers which we have written over the last three years are suddenly
> > > under threat.
> > > [..]
> > > The fact that Linux is becoming more and more closed is very very alarming.
> >
> > Sigh. Someone remind me of the rules against "politics" on the list
> > before I get into why vj should play nice with the other children.
> >
> > Trent
> >
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