CNET News: Novell Bans Proprietary Linux Modules
Aug 01, 2006, 13:30 (13 Talkback[s])
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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 kernel.
"The change came with Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10,
released in July. With the move, Novell is aligning itself with the
Free Software Foundation, which shuns proprietary software in
general but in particular loathes proprietary modules that run as a
component of the open-source Linux kernel..."