Re: Bug#226417: ITP: kernel-patch-2.4-fasttraks150 -- PROMISE FastTrak S150 TX Series Linux Drivers (for Linux 2.4)
> The worst that can happen is that a person without ideological motivation
> tries Linux and then is disappointed because all the mailing lists will
> tell them 'ah, you use the foo driver. Sorry, we can't help you there'.
I think your example confirms the reality but forgets the truth.
Everybody using proprietary hardware drivers have to contact the
manufacture's support first. If someone contanct an OSS mailing list it's
his last chance because the manufacture didn't. I don't understand why the
open-source comunity is responsible for manufacture's "decissions"?
Each person like me who take a decission to use a proprietary driver run
in to risk losing support. But the same is valid for OSS too and is not a
criteria why use or not propritary drivers. For me it is important to
use the PROMISE RAID 0 under Win without problems too.
Some day perhaps I have the opportunity to switch to the Linux software
RAID solution. But I can take the decission.
.''`. __ _ Raphael Bossek
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