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Is Linux FOSS or open source?

Nov 10, 2010, 05:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)


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"The Linux offered under the GPL carries a few surprises under the hood.

"Specifically it contains some drivers and adapters whose use is restricted, through language in the code, to regular use with specific hardware.

"To Brazilian FOSS activist Alex Oliva (right) this violates FOSS principles to such an extent that it renders Linux open core.

"Actually he has a more loaded term for it — "free bait."

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