__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Tuesday 01 August 2006 16:18 \__
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> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Novell bans proprietary Linux modules
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>>| In a change of heart, Novell has ceased distributing proprietary
>>| software modules such as 3D video drivers that plug into the Linux
> Ummm, interesting - no nVidia drivers, then, I expect? Wonder why
> they've changed viewpoint?
I'd venture to guess that some suits (and Linus) will not be happy about
this. But it might put more pressure on software and hardware vendors, which
is good. That said, other distros will have to follow suit. Novell risk
staying behind while /even/ Ubuntu moved towards inclusion of proprietary
software (Opera) in the repositories.