[ros-dev] My attitude
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Mon Dec 5 22:33:33 CET 2005
Who says, they've got to opensource their drivers?
I think it could be a big help, if they would help us with implementing
the apis their drivers are úsing, so that their closed-source drivers
Alex Buell schrieb:
> On Mon, 5 Dec 2005, Jonathan Andrews wrote:
>>> What I'd really like to see are Hardware Manufacturers getting behind
>>> us. Realtek, nVIDIA, ATi, Intel, AMD, VIA, etc, could all be
>>> approached, and ask for collaboration on writing GPL Drivers
>>> (Although nVIDIA is notoriously skeptical about open-source)
>> Im sorry, snot came out of my nose laughing when I read this...... If
>> you think ANY Manufacturer is going to back an open source windows
>> clone when they wont even touch a FreeBSD, let alone a Liux then you
>> are not living in the real world.
>> If you want pure GPL then it is best NOT to contact these people and
>> ask, if by some miracle they sent you any data you would probably find
>> that you are in breech of NDA if you use it.
>> Out of your list only VIA will give out data on request, and thats
>> only data for devices that don't do multimedia.
> One word: DRM. That's why the likes of NVidia won't give out information
> on how their devicess works.
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