@art I don't think you were wrong, and I don't think you're wrong now either. Your priorities changed, that's all.
@art There was a good reason for the GPL drivers back in the heady days of Linux.
Chances are, proprietary drivers then worked only on a single kernel in a specific configuration (sometimes on a specific distribution .. remember the libc6 changeover?) Everything else was a crud-shoot.
Remember Winmodems and scanners? You were lucky to get them working at all.
Now, professionally, I've seen proprietary drivers in all sorts of places, working fine.
nVidia drivers always worked.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko