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SubjectRe: Gigabit Intel NIC? - Intel Gigabit Ethernet Pro/1000T
Riley Williams wrote:
>
> Hi Ion.
>
> >> Shawn, I'd suggest you tell the said sales guy that IF he can
> >> get you the FULL specs TOGETHER WITH permission to freely
> >> distribute them...
>
> > Permission to freely distribute the specs isn't necessary,
> > although it is nice indeed. All that's needed is permission to
> > GPL the driver sources written using knowledge from said specs.
>
> That presupposes that the person they give the specs to is the person
> writing the driver. I don't remember shawn offering to write a driver
> or anything approaching that.
>
> As I see it, if Shawn has permission to freely distribute the specs,
> he can send a copy to Alan Cox for forwarding to the relevant driver
> developers. However, if he has to sign an NDA to get them, they're
> useless...
>
> Alan: Am I right in assuming this?

If you can find specs, I have tested cards and help write a driver...

Jeff


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