GPL flag for drivers

Andreas Girlich xorg at
Tue May 15 07:48:52 PDT 2007

On Tue, 15 May 2007 16:20:08 +0200
Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at> wrote:

> Because some Xorg contributors are companies distributing such binary
> drivers.
I think you meant a developer / producer of such binary drivers. When
they contribute to they have the right to hide their knowledge
they built upon Ok so far. Their black boxes produce failures in, but the developers don't care, because they are arrogant and
waiting for an evidence of their mistake, or they need to do other
work (some companies really care about it, I know). Many people using
these drivers may have problems which affect development and use
of it in a negative way, while they don't know that their problem is in
this small (sometimes even bigger) black box.

The search for this problem to prove the developers mistake takes a lot
of power. After a certain time you stand in front of a wall (like the one in
Berlin), need to climb up and you perhaps never reach the other side.
The most negative result of this is that the problem will never be


ps: sorry for my prose . . .

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