Craig White wrote: > actually, Les has made it clear that he believes the fundamental problem > is the GPL license which requires that device drivers be compatibly > licensed to become part of distribution and that GPL license causes > companies such as ATI & nVidia to provide less than their best efforts > for Linux. > > Obviously, Les' opinion is not a very popular one on this list but he is > entitled to his opinion and it doesn't make him a bad guy. > > Some people on this list find it hard to disagree without being > disagreeable...we should leave that type of behavior to politics where > it belongs ;-) > > Craig > He is a lot like a guy on the local MLUG list - he was always preaching that people should switch to BSD. (I don't rember what flavor...) Once is a while he would have a helpful answer, but usually changing to BSD was his answer to the problem. With Les, it is that the Fedora why of doing things is wrong. He may present it in different forms, but that is what it always boils down to. He is entitled to his opinion, but it gets old hearing it over and over and over again. He keeps insisting that the philosophy behind Fedora is wrong. While he is entitled to that opinion as well, I think he would be better off moving to a distribution that has a philosophy he agrees with instead of complaining Fedora's. Probably a distribution that is not based in the U.S.A. so they can include all those patent encumbered things that Redhat can not include. Then again, I usually ignore him, unless I am in a perverse mood. His arguments are predictable. Facts like Redhat can not legally include something, or that something is ageist their philosophy don't get through to him. About like some of the electrical engineers I have worked with - you could not tell them they were making a mistake, so you had them sign off on the work so that when it failed, the blame went to them. (Some of the failures were rather spectacular, but we always took steps to limit the real damage.) Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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