Re: Why is this such a problem now? (mod 4/30)
by Bernd Schoeller (schoelle) on Thu Sep 13 18:45:20 2007 (GMT)
Very true. That tainting functionality is broken, DRM like code that should never have maid it into the Linux kernel. For some time, it was not possible to compile the Linux kernel with a proprietary modules, because a header file had be marked under the wrong license.
That is what is great about Theo: he is very strong about his legal positions, but I could never imagine him adding DRM code to OpenBSD, just to enforce legal matters.
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