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

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

	Last week he said in no uncertain terms that he will not move
a cm to maintain compatibility with binary drivers across kernel versions.

> 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.

John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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