Support for drivers in user space
Posted Sep 7, 2006 22:06 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
In reply to: Support for drivers in user space
Parent article: Support for drivers in user space
PS. How can you complain about a closed source driver and not complain about the BIOS? Or the closed source microcode in the processor?
Richard Stallman does
. In fact many people do once they learn or figure out the problem. The reasoning goes: software you can change yourself should be free software, i.e. have source code available and allow distribution of modified versions.
People do not complain about the microcode in the processor, mind you, since it cannot be upgraded or changed; it can safely be considered hardware.
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