Subject: Re: softdep
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/17/1999 12:39:37
Todd Vierling <> writes:

> This prevents someone from taking built binaries, from
> /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.5/arch/binary/sets/, and making a commercial use/distro
> of it.  Granted, everyone should be compiling their own kernels, but if we
> do the switch you propose, we should consider supplying a "non-GPL
> GENERIC" as well.

I would rather live with a "non-GPL GENERIC" rather than have useful
functionality not there unless someone recompiles a new kernel.

Hell, I run the stock GENERIC on most of my machines, since it is just
easier than tweaking.  When you have 128M or more, why tweak?