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Linus Puts Kibosh On Banning Binary Kernel Modules 494

Posted by kdawson
from the distribution-vs.-use dept.
microbee writes "On LKML's periodic GPL vs. binary kernel module discussion, Andrew Morton hinted that he favors refusing to load binary modules in 12 months. Greg Kroah-Hartman then posted a patch to do exactly that. Surprisingly Linus chimed in and called it 'stupid' and a 'political agenda,' and even compared it with the RIAA's tactics. Later in the same thread Greg withdrew his patch and apologized for not having thought it through."
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Linus Puts Kibosh On Banning Binary Kernel Modules

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