[mythtv-users] BGT3600 - Ultimate UK DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 Tuner?

Richard Morton richard.e.morton at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 23:09:03 UTC 2011

> > that work on all distros, and don't inflame the (seemingly very
> > vocal) purists who won't allow non-GPL code to taint the kernel.
> ..
> Regarding that point, "purists" have nothing to do with it.
> It's a simple legal requirement -- the kernel is licensed under GPL,
> and any distributed extension/modification to it must therefore also be
> GPL.
> Drivers are part of the kernel.
I dont buy that argument, drivers shouldnt be in the kernel, they should
link to the kernel, nvidia doesnt release their source.

My issue is that vendors of equipment dont often maintain their drivers for
linux well enough, dont offer them via a PPA and so you're stuck to an old
kernel, old distribution version or some other issue, then they dont think
they have sold enough to linux users so can support completely.
Opensourcing protects us from that (at least to the degree that someone
could maintain them if someone with the time, skill and inclination were

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