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SubjectRe: HARDWARE: Open-Source-Friendly Graphics Cards -- Viable?
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On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 10:25 -0700, David Lang wrote:

>
> Tim, in this case you are not just testing the openess idea, you are also
> testing the low-volume, high-cost, but flexible idea. and that idea has
> never had a large market
>
> you are in something of a catch-22 here. due to the risk you can only do
> things with a relativly small initial investment, but with a larger
> initial investment you could make much cheaper (and therefor much more
> popular) cards. where's a billionare looking to Do Good Things (TM) when
> you need one ;-)
>
> David Lang
>

countering your argument, www.digium.com is doing just that, low volume
telephony cards.
granted, the economics is different, as their price-point is 10% of the
big player's price points, but the concept is similar.

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