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Re: If you really want Free firmware...

On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 11:27:45AM -0600, Kenneth Pronovici wrote:
> 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?  

Ah, you misinterpreted my point in quite an impressive way. Valid
numbers or not, his statement was of the form "Here is how we do it,
and our way is the only way in which it is possible to do it". And
we've heard that one before.

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