[linux-elitists] biggest binary blob EVAH? was: So, Microsoft spent that good will already.

Matthew Palmer mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Fri Jul 24 20:37:05 PDT 2009


On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 08:27:17PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 09:36:41AM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 12:48:31PM -0400, D. Joe Anderson wrote:
> > > It's important work, you're doing well, thank you.  We can be
> > > glad you're making some sort of incremental progress.  At least,
> > > some of us are open to seeing this bit as progress, rather than
> > > as a big noisy distraction from getting more drivers for real
> > > hardware.
> > 
> > Now there's an interesting use for this code drop: saying to other hardware
> > companies who don't provide GPL'd/Linux drivers "hey, look, even *Microsoft*
> > says you should provide GPL drivers for your hardware, so how about it,
> > huh?"
> 
> What makes you think people haven't already used this line :)

Nothing at all, I just hadn't seen it mentioned anywhere yet.

- Matt

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