[linux-audio-user] Re: LightScribe and linux
smcameron at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 4 11:12:42 EST 2006
--- Cesare Marilungo <cesare at poeticstudios.com> wrote:
> Tommi Sakari Uimonen wrote:
> >>> > I mean big hardware manufacturers releasing open source drivers.
> >>> Is > there any?
> >>> >
> >>> AFAICT Intel are somehow tied to a group (maybe directly) which
> >>> works on
> >>> Xorg drivers for Intel GFX hardware. Are Intel big enough ? :)
> >> Somehow :-) . Maybe directly ;-) .
> > http://intellinuxgraphics.org
> > Tommi
> Ok, but even intel still releases most of their driver as binary only
> (e.g. for chips used in wireless cards, modems). Why?
(Caveat: I don't know what heck I'm talking about)
In the case of wireless, it may be due to government
regulations of the airwaves.
E.g. Read the README from the ipw2200 driver,
specifically section 0.
Not trying to defend or attack Intel's position,
just providing a link to something I saw once which
seems related to the answer to your question.
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