Invitation to ubuntu developers

Alien Technology French at
Mon Nov 27 07:32:21 GMT 2006

ATI and Nvidia drivers are not really a problem : today the aptway with 
kernel-restricted modules and glx seems to be a good way.
On the other hand, on my mind it is important to have inside kernel 
proprietary firmwares like intel or DVB devices because it is to hard 
too install for a not-expert in linux and to have a a functionnal distro 
after installing.
By example, today most laptops are centrino....

Reinhard Tartler a écrit :
> "Shark Muddleworth" <shark.muddleworth at> writes:
>> Canonical's recent decision to include proprietary GPL violating
>> drivers in the default install, circumventing the copyright framework
>> clearly articulated in the GPL has sent shockwaves through the
>> community.=20
> Well, he has (or they have) some point here. The plan to ship the
> proprietary ati and nvidia drivers by default for feisty is
> controversial for itself enough. What I consider even more problematic
> is that this does not seem to have been discussed at all with and
> withing the ubuntu community. In fact, the first time I heard about this
> is by reading Corey's blog entry at [1].
> [1]
> I'm still somewhat shocked. I remember that there was a really good
> debate if dapper should be delayed for two months extra development
> time. We had 3 IRC sessions for all timezones, and literally everyone was
> heard about his opinion. For this case, there wasn't even a debate on
> ubuntu-devel.
> Is this a new trend in ubuntu development? Please not!
> [Reply-To field set to sounder, as suggested by Corey.]

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