On whether this stuff should be free
Posted Feb 12, 2003 20:07 UTC (Wed) by corbet
Parent article: Porting device drivers to the 2.6 kernel
Just as a response to all the comments here... I appreciate the input, and certainly do not feel criticized by any of the comments.
For what it's worth, I did consider keeping this material non-free for longer than the usual period. It is different from the usual news, and it has a slightly longer useful life. In the end, I decided against such a move; I would like these articles to be generally useful, and to serve as a contribution to the kernel project. Maintaining the same access policy also lets me fold some of the articles into the Kernel Page, which could use it - development news tends to slow down a lot during feature freezes.
So the driver porting articles go free after a week. We may yet do things differently for similar material in the future.
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