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VARBusiness: Coughing Up the Code

Jun 24, 1999, 11:40 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Cook)

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"Must [hardware] vendors release source code with any Linux add-on?"

"Hardware compatability isn't as automatic under Linux as it is under Windows. In particular, you have to make sure the SCSI controller you want to use is supported under Linux. That is less of a problem today than it was a year ago, but it still requires some extra care."

"The difficulty comes in the interaction between the GNU Open Source license and the controller vendors' desire to keep trade secrets."

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