GPL flag for drivers

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Tue May 15 11:03:38 PDT 2007

Le mardi 15 mai 2007 à 10:39 -0700, Kean Johnston a écrit :
>  The Linux
> community accounts for such a tiny percentage of video card sales
> that if people rock the boat too much, it may very well be in the
> vendor's best interest to simply drop all support for it simply to
> avoid the headaches.

Sure. Want to bet what Dell's, HP and IBM's reaction would be if they
could no longer sell any Linux server due to lack of video¹ ?

Now that Intel got on the FLOSS driver boat, AMD/ATI is playing a
dangerous game.

¹ All the major proprietary software packages for Linux like Oracle
require X to be configured, because those ISV forgot how to write CLI

Nicolas Mailhot
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