[linux-audio-dev] Re: Behringer

Fons Adriaensen fons.adriaensen at skynet.be
Tue Nov 30 23:09:21 UTC 2004

On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 05:32:30PM -0500, Dave Robillard wrote:

> I'd rather not have people with this ignorant 'closed drivers = good'
> opinion turning Linux into yet another Windows.  If you want a sh***y
> proprietary OS, there's plenty to choose from already.  Do the rest of
> us a favour and don't advocate turning Linux into yet another one.

I will follow you reasoning up to a point.

Suppose we have a card X with a closed source driver. You will not
use it. Now we make a new card Y, which is actually an X with the
functionality of the driver pushed into the (closed source) firmware.
We make a third card Z with the same functionality pushed inside the

Will you use Y ?
Will you use Z ?

If the answer to either is yes, what is the essential difference ?


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