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Re: Question: I2O, and how Linux is dealing

On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, Dan Hugo wrote:

> I was just reading over the NDA agreement (for fun) that the I2O
> organization (http://www.i2osig.org/) makes people sign before they
> THINK about the "technology" in I2O, and I recall reading somewhere that
> the Linux community was NOT in favor of the whole concept (for obvious
> reasons, given the limitations of that NDA).
> I am just wondering if there is going to be a general boycott I2O
> hardware (or at least ignoring the IOP and the driver model), or whether
> a reverse-engineering effort is planned or in the works.  Since I don't

I think that it is necessary, that hardware manufacturers want sell their
products to users of free OS's. I think they don't believe that this group
can really play a role on the market.
Maybe the OpenHardware project should be wider popularized...

> It really looks like I2O is a concerted effort to keep free software and
> OS's like Linux off the first tier by making driver development even
> harder.

As far as I know the initiator of I2O is M$... It explains everything.

						Wojtek Zabolotny

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