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Re: Possibly offtopic : Binary only driver



Le dimanche 21 novembre 2004 Ã 15:25 -0500, Alan Cox a Ãcrit :
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2004 at 08:21:09PM +0000, Mike Hearn wrote:
> > They won't. Why should they? Availability of source code is useful
> > primarily to those who can read and write programs. That's not the
> > majority of the worlds population.
> 
> Wrong. Simple rephrase   "The availability of plans of the house is useless
> except to builders". Now that should be obviously garbage to anyone. Its
> useful to you because it means you can pick your builder. 

And it's useful later if you want to cut a wall somewhere to join two
rooms or just add a door. The huge majority of people that customise
their Linux system do small localised changes like this thanks to the
system openness.

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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