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Binary drivers [Re: [Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>] Re: Debian & BSD concerns]

On Sun, Feb 21, 1999 at 11:25:10PM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
>On Mon, Feb 22, 1999 at 12:32:45AM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
>> please keep your comments within the realm of reality, and not paranoid
>> fantasy.
>Two words:  binary drivers.
>If you ask me, that goes against everything the GPL stands for and yes it
>can have a serious impact on Linux.

I've never understood how it is possible for a company to offer
binary drivers and go undetected (there was a SCSI-host-adapter
company which was doing it, IIRC).

Isn't it plain illegal under the GPL?


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