Standard Driver or Manufacturer's?

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at
Fri Feb 12 13:20:37 UTC 2010

On Thu, February 11, 2010 20:12, Knapp wrote:

> It seems to come with source, which makes me wonder why anyone would
> need the driver as the Linux people must have read it.

It may come with source, but that doesn't mean that the source is "Free".
Does it come with a license that is compatible with the Linux kernel? If
it is, then it will probably already be in the most recent kernel. If it
doesn't come with a compatible license, then the kernel team isn't allowed
to use that particular implementation of the driver.

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