Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
Posted Dec 8, 2005 16:05 UTC (Thu) by fenrus
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and then what?
if/when most of the binary modules are only available for RHEL or SLES, does it really matter that there's an escrow thing? NVidia and ATI are special in a way because they go through the trouble of making a special glue layer. Most others actually don't bother, and don't want to bother with a community with 15 different compilers and distros, and only do RHEL and SLES as a result.
And the NVidia *is* holding the kernel back already to some degree; several changes get blocked either directly because they break the current nvidia, or from fear to get dozens of hate mails from nvidia users..
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