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Re: If you really want Free firmware...

On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 03:51:43PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 08:57:20PM -0600, Kenneth Pronovici wrote:
> > And no, I can't confirm or refute the numbers, which is why *I* didn't
> > comment on whether they were realistic.  You might want to try that
> > sometime.
> I cannot figure out what mail you were reading.

The attributions were intact in my reply.

I guess I can help you out, though.  Let's see:

Message-ID: <[🔎] 41BDEBD2.4080409@perens.com>
Bruce said, "My surmise is that we'd need an effort like that, raising

Message-ID: <[🔎] 20041213195002.GA28477@suffields.me.uk>
You said, "There is absolutely no reason why any money is needed for
this.  Design the damn thing..."

Message-ID: <[🔎] 20041213214337.GC25682@cloud.net.au>
Hamish said, "Manufacturing an ASIC involves NRE...of hundreds of
thousands to millions per revision..."

Message-ID: <[🔎] 20041214022646.GB3131@suffields.me.uk>
You said, "Manufacturing an operating system involves NRE costs of
hundreds of thousands to millions per revision... you're quoting Redmond
propoganda..."  [This implied that Hamish's numbers were not valid.]

Message-ID: <[🔎] 20041214025720.GA16027@skyjammer.com>
(This is the message you just replied to)
I said, "Do you have any actual hardware design experience to draw on
here...", in reply to your implication about Hamish's numbers.

Clear now?  


Kenneth J. Pronovici <pronovic@debian.org>

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