GPL flag for drivers

Kean Johnston kean at
Tue May 15 08:50:46 PDT 2007

> Such a driver is black box which has an effect on the rest of the
> program in a matter we don't really know.
And don't really need to care either IMHO. provides a plugin
infrastructure for drivers. Just because the source for the plugin
you use isn't available does not make the whole environment which
provides that framework culpable if your driver doesn't work. Its
like saying that if an Adobe Photoshop plugin has bugs then its
Photoshop's fault. Its not. People know to contact the plugin vendor.
The log is clear about what drivers are loaded, and I believe
all of those drivers have copyright messages or some indication
as to where they come from. Sounds like you just need to pay more
attention to the log file.

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