Re: Bug#221709: ITP: at76c503a-source -- at76c503a driver source
On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 01:21:35AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
| On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 11:01:46PM +0100, Oliver Kurth wrote:
| > On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 01:25:24PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
| > The firmware is needed. Without it, the device is completely dumb.
| > But there are some devices which can store the fw permanently. Also,
| > the fw is distributed on their (windows) installation CDs.
| > > One wonders why they don't just open up the source to the firmware
| > > drivers since they aren't planning on making any more updates to it.
| > I am not sure about this. I think this is true only for the devices with
| > Intersil radio.
| Does this company even deserve our support?
Possibly not, but I think a case could be made that Debian's users do.
(You know, that other priority, the one that isn't Free Software...)