Re: GPLv3 Position Statement

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Mon Sep 25 2006 - 15:09:27 EST

>> 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.

It may be can [be debugged], but it is not going to be much fun.
These people just don't realize the question what they would do if the
same [segfault] happened on their Windows box. Support is not always
guaranteed from companies unless taking the more pricy support.

Jan Engelhardt
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