Linux developers petition for open Linux kernel drivers

Posted by henke54 on Jun 23, 2008 11:46 AM EDT
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Insisting that they have "repeatedly found them to be detrimental to Linux users, businesses, and the greater Linux ecosystem," today the Linux kernel community has started petitioning for open-source modules and open-source drivers for the Linux kernel. Such modules negate the openness, stability, flexibility, and maintainability of the Linux development model and shut their users off from the expertise of the Linux community. The Linux Foundation, led by Jim Zemlin, has issued a statement in favor of the Linux kernel developers' position. It's unclear why the kernel developers decided to speak out now, though the Linux Foundation indicates that the developers have been subjected to a steady barrage of questions on the topic for years. Apparently, they finally got sick of it.

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linux drivers for vendors at NO CHARGE !!! henke54 0 868 Jun 23, 2008 1:05 PM
Not very well written... techiem2 1 881 Jun 23, 2008 12:17 PM

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