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Re: [gNewSense-users] Promoting gNewSense to GNU/Linux newbies

From: Max Moritz Sievers
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Promoting gNewSense to GNU/Linux newbies
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 20:17:04 +0100
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Ringo Kamens wrote:
> We need truly open software 

Ahh, this is a new term! I already herad people calling free software open 
source, but open software is new to me. But Wikipedia poited me to the Open 
Software Foundation which deals with Unix. So this term is associated with 
proprietary software.

> The main problem I see is incompatibility with hardware.

I think free software runs on most relevant desktop hardware. Laptops almost 
alway have a wirleless LAN card or stick which is hardly supported. And there 
is a lack of 3D Acceleration. But guess for which application the users 
demand it. People who have no problem playing a proprietary computer games 
also don't hesitate to install a proprietary driver.

> Are there any legal hurdles to writing drivers or is it just time?

Reverse engineering requires a lot of time. That's for sure. And as you can 
see in the DeCSS case they even try to prohibit it.

Max Moritz Sievers

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