Dear Fedora Community, what do you want?

Sean Estabrooks seanlkml at
Fri Jun 4 14:14:57 UTC 2004

On Fri, 04 Jun 2004 21:57:15 +0800
Christopher Chan <cchan at> wrote:

> What, may I ask, do the developers of Linux have to do with this? The 
> developers of Linux may get round to writing a driver they have specs 
> for. How am I ungrateful if there is nothing on which the developers can 
> work on and the company goes/has to go binary driver path?

The developers gave you the operating system you seem to enjoy.
They did it with a commitment to open source that didn't falter
the second something wasn't quite as good as was available elsewhere.
There is a need to support those companies that respect Linux and its 
development process.   An eager willingness to embrace binary 
only solutions suggests a lack of respect for Linux and misunderstanding
of how it was created.

> Which planet do you live on? Like there is a lot of open hardware around 
> to pick from. I've done what I can as I am able/allowed to but I sure am 
> not turning down the only alternatives to non-existent 'open hardware' 
> and going around saying you should not buy/use them when there are no 
> alternatives.

Yes.   There still is a lot of open hardware.   No thanks to people who 
say they don't care one way or the other if an open source
solution is available.   The following comment from you suggests a lack 
of real support for open source and a lack of respect for the process
that created Linux:

"stable drivers is all that matters to me. GPL great but not required."

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