Re: If you really want Free firmware...
Op di, 14-12-2004 te 02:24 +0000, schreef Andrew Suffield:
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 03:57:19PM -0500, Brendan wrote:
> > On Monday 13 December 2004 14:50, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > > On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 11:21:54AM -0800, Bruce Perens wrote:
> > > > My surmise is that we'd need an effort like that, raising $250K, to
> > > > design and go to full-custom fabrication of an FPLA with fully-open
> > > > design.
> > >
> > > Mine is that one can get useful things done without having to spend
> > > ridiculous amounts of money, or even any money at all. Yours is that
> > > you can't. Debian proves you wrong every day.
> > What does that have to do with hardware, please?
> > I mean, it's a lovely statement and all, but it's wrong.
> Right back at you.
To design software, all you need is a fully functional computer.
To design hardware, you need to create and test a prototype every once
in a while. That'll cost you.
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