Re: Binary drivers [Re: [Richard Stallman <email@example.com>] Re: Debian & BSD concerns]
Ben Pfaff <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> writes:
> Ben Pfaff <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com>