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

Jim Pick <jim@jimpick.com> writes:

   Ben Pfaff <pfaffben@pilot.msu.edu> writes:

   > Linus has decided to allow binary drivers in the kernel.

   No, I don't think so.  (unless I missed something)

   He allows binary modules distributed separately from the kernel.

That's what I meant, sorry.

   He's generally against binary drivers, and he isn't going to go to
   great lengths to maintain binary compatibility in the module interface
   for them.

Yes, he's expended a considerable amount of email vitriol against
binary drivers, actually.

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