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CNET News: Novell Bans Proprietary Linux Modules

Aug 01, 2006, 13:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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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..."

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