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Re: [opensuse-project] After the Richard talk... what's new for openSUSE
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On 2015-05-02 10:29, Michal Kubecek wrote:
On Sat, May 02, 2015 at 04:06:54AM +0200, Carlos E. R. wrote:

IMHO this exactly shows why it's incorrect and unfair to call
these modules "proprietary blobs". When this (kernel API change
affecting the build) happens, I'm usually able to fix the module
myself and, actually, I almost never really have to as a patch is
already on VMware forums. Sure, most users can't do that themselves
but the sources are available and it's possible to fix the problem
or find someone who does.

Well, true, those modules are opensource and you can adapt them if you
need and know how.

But I did not refer exactly to those modules, but to the whole
package, taking vmware as an example. Proprietary products generally
take longer to adapt to changes in Linux, that was my point.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))
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