X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Posted Aug 15, 2006 7:50 UTC (Tue) by warmcat1
In reply to: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Parent article: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
> It's not a clear case that your position
> is worth more than the other users position...
It's not clear, but it is pretty clear a chunk of the Fedora userbase cliff face would crack off and fall into the sea over having their working desktops broken, tainted or not. It's legitimate to shrug one's shoulders over that and go on anyway, but obviously after a few such decisions Fedora as a project will be looking at an eroded and calcified userbase with reduced new user blood coming in because of the word of mouth. Fedora can even shrug its shoulders at that situation, since it has the bubbling wellspring of Redhat money underpinning it so doesn't have to care if all around is a desert.
Binary drivers are bad news, no doubt, and keeping them at a distance and in the cold is good, but right now they bridge the gap between what some users must have and what Fedora can provide.
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