GPL flag for drivers

Andreas Girlich xorg at
Tue May 15 04:35:24 PDT 2007

> > Of course not.  You don't have to prohibit use of the code, but if a
> > closed-source driver is loaded, you can just note that you need to
> > contact the vendor of the closed driver for support, since we are
> > obviously unable to offer any.
> That could be useful - but going back to the example given in the kernel
> developers, there's a large faction that would like to use that information
> to annoy developers of the non-GPL drivers.

Why should they become annoyed? I don't understand that. If a OSS dev
thinks he can do it better, he shall do so with his own code.

The fact is, that if the vendors cannot help us (even though they
should), we need to help us by ourselves. Therefore we need the code.

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