Re: GPLv3 Position Statement

From: Lee Revell
Date: Mon Sep 25 2006 - 10:28:03 EST

On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 20:51 +1000, Neil Brown wrote:
> Tolerance of binary blogs seems to be steadily dropping.
> As far as I can tell, the DVD-CSS is purely a legal issue today - the
> technical issues are solved (I can watch any-region on my Linux
> computer, and in Australia, the law requires that all DVD players must
> ignore region encoding as it is an anti-competitive practice).

Tolerance by who? As far as I can tell tolerance for binary blobs by
the typical Linux desktop user is higher than ever. They consider it a
bug if their distro does not automagically install the nvidia/ATI
drivers, and immediately write you off as a GPL zealot if you even
mention that a tainted kernel cannot be debugged.


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