Re: incorrect taint of ndiswrapper
From: Thierry Vignaud
Date: Thu Oct 26 2006 - 09:13:47 EST
David Weinehall <tao@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > > Personally I feel that no matter if they are legal or not, we
> > > should not cater to such drivers in the first place. If it's
> > > trickier to use Windows API-drivers under Linux than to write a
> > > native Linux driver, big deal... We don't want Windows-drivers.
> > > We want native drivers.
> > Neither taint nor _GPL are intended to stop people doing things
> > that, in the eyes of the masses, are stupid. The taint mark is
> > there to ensure that they don't harm the rest of us. The FSF view
> > of freedom is freedom to modify not freedom to modify in a manner
> > approved by some defining body.
> Hence my use of the world "Personally". It's my own opinion that we
> shouldn't support Windows API-drivers. I don't think this has
> anything to do with the FSF view on freedom. This has to do with
> the freedom to make a sound technical decision.
and your freedom to do whatever you want at home isn't restricted by
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