ESR: "We Don't Need the GPL Anymore"
Subject:   Oh really?
Date:   2005-07-06 10:11:48
From:   john_betelgeuse
Response to: Oh really?

One small problem with ESR's theory:

Closed (proprietary) hardware.

The NVidia graphics driver is the perfect example. The NVidia driver flat out sucks. NVidia has been totally unable to write, test and release a version of this driver that is even remotely as stable as the rest of the kernel.

The built-in advantages of the FOSS cannot, however, fix this problem, because the hardware is proprietary.