[MLB-WIRELESS] Re: Was *waves*, is now grumble.
a_neb at optushome.com.au
Fri Nov 7 19:09:02 EST 2003
What we need is Linuxant to have as a condition of use of their driver that
the user email/call/harass the device manufacturers for open sourced
As long as the demand is high for the product (ie open source drivers), the
bean-counters will percieve it as a necessity to carry on business, and by
that stage how much it costs is pretty much irrelevant :)
> Mike MacCana wrote:
> > Broadcom isn't alleging this is an acceptable level or support. I'm not.
> > And Linuxant is making the best of a bad situation, so good on `em.
> I think the scary thing about this idea is that manufacturers may see
> this as a viable way to support Linux. Why write an open source driver
> or fund an open-source driver, or release specs so people can make open
> source drivers if you can just make a binary windows driver and have it
> work on Linux too?
> In my opinion this gives manufacturers even less of a reason to look
> into open-source driver support for their hardware.
> I swear this is bad news. Time will tell.
> Robert Davidson.
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