Ubuntu reaches out to embarrassed SuSE devs

Kurt Wall kwall at kurtwerks.com
Sat Nov 25 20:15:08 UTC 2006


On Sat, Nov 25, 2006 at 10:09:49AM -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 25, 2006 at 04:23:05PM +0000, Alan wrote:
> > 
> > Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. We have "lets ship probably
> > illegal binary modules with the next version of the OS" lecturing people
> > who struck a deal with Microsoft which is borderline on the GPL.
> 
> Once upon a time, "probably illegal" was not the same as "illegal",
> and there used to be a presumption of innocence until proven
> guilty. This was back in the days of Magna Carta and bills of
> rights. Of course the Bush and Blair governments have done as much as
> they can to drop those concepts down the memory hole. There is no need
> to follow that lead here. Until such time as Nvidia, ATI, et al., tell
> Mr. Shuttleworth and his merry band otherwise, shipping those binaries
> with Ubuntu is fine with me.

Shipping them isn't the primary issue. That they are binary-only is the
issue.

Kurt
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