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Re: Unidentified subject!



Please forgive me for the crossposted reply, I've trimmed some addresses
out.

On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 12:11:40PM -0400, Clemmitt Sigler wrote:
> Development of USB and FireWire support is crucial to the future
> of Linux IMHO.  I2O also springs to mind, and Intel may help with
> this.  We've seen media coverage of these shortcomings just this
> week.

I have yet to see a FireWire device.

USB would be nice, certainly.  It's not critical yet, but it's important. 
The most common USB device on the market at the moment is the USB keyboard
and the good news is that is emulated in BIOS at least on my machine.  There
{was,is} a page for this at http://peloncho.fis.ucm.es/~inaky/USB.html if
you're interested.

I2O requires (paid) membership in a consortium of a sort and you may only
develop I2O under NDA.  This means no Linux driver unless it's binary only
like OSS/Linux is.  There's no way in hell you'll convince me to run
essential hardware with a binary-only driver.  Does the word exploit mean
anything to you?  Closed source == open season.  For a demonstration, see
any non-trivial Micro$oft product.


> Support of these areas by those who have the resources (read
> Red Hat most especially) would be a tremendous contribution to
> the Linux community.  Please consider this.

It'll happen when it can, and when it does it won't be a Redhat thing or a
Debian thing, it'll be a Linux thing and distribution independant.  This is
good.

-- 
Show me the code or get out of my way.

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