Re: free vs commercial
David Jardine <david <at> jardine.de> writes:
> Hang on a sec. Hardware manufacturers are selling hardware, not
> drivers. Using their software products "freely" without having
> bought their hardware products in the first place doesn't sound
> like the sort of thing many people would undertake. Cornering the
> linux market might, however, seem an attractive proposition from
> the manufacturer's point of view.
> Am I talking nonsense?
Not at all . That s exactly what devels tell them for years . Only few provides
docs. Less gives open source drivers (which can be taken as a basis to create
improved drivers : see sagem -> eagle-usb driver).
Maybe you should join advogato and the open firmware people .
PS: there are even people which do not understand why the BIOS i snot freely
available (let s say to fix nforce2 one which gives wrong voltage to hardware).