From Linux Journal:
"During the "Birds of a Feather" (BoF) session held on the evening of June 14 at the Usenix Conference, Linus Torvalds took questions about the present
and future of Linux. One question came from a Linux administrator at a Very Large Company that is struggling with the issue of making a vendor's
binary-only kernel modules play well with an up-to-date Linux system."
June 20, 2002
Use binary-only kernel modules, hate life