Thu Jun 3 15:27:02 EDT 2004
mlists at bizintegrators.com wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 02:56:44PM -0400, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>>On Jun 3, 2004, at 2:52 PM, mlists at bizintegrators.com wrote:
>>>On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 01:52:16PM -0400, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>>>>NVidia's drivers aren't "accepted" by Linux either. They are however
>>>>legally allowed to exist, and perhaps some distributions of Linux
>>>>include them for the convenience of the users.
>>>>OpenBSD's license allows you to do more or less whatever you want,
>>>>including linking in proprietary drivers. The reason they don't exist
>>>>is just because nobody has written them. If I were to release some
>>>>distribution of OpenBSD, I would be allowed to include whatever
>>>>proprietary code I want in whatever form I so choose regardless of how
>>>>it's linked to other code, because the BSD license is open to such
>>>Yes, but that would be BobBSD.
>>Exactly. Linux is just the kernel, and the kernel team definitely does
>>not "accept" anything that is not compatible with their license. It's
>>the distributions (none of which are called just Linux) that choose
>>whether or not to "accept" proprietary kernel modules.
>OK, all I said was that I was happy that this was not included in
>OpenBSD, the system (on project level, not the kernel. I assumed it
>would be compared to a Linux distro, not Linux-the-kernel.
yea this is crazy. this bantering doesn't even relate to the
article/thread either :( i was hoping people would more interested in
the micro v. monolithic kernel issues, esp. seeing that apple has
adopted MACH. sigh.
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