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SubjectRE: Success (RE: Eye2Eye a hope for Promise to Join Linux)
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Hi Andre,

It was nice that we were finally able to get together. I'm excited that with
your assistance we will be able to offer a good, seemless Linux solution for
our FastTrak customers. We should have all of the documents you need rounded
up here in the next day or so, and we'll get those to you ASAP. We look
forward to working with you.

Regards,

Craig

Craig Lyons
Promise Technology

-----Original Message-----
From: Andre Hedrick [mailto:andre@aslab.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 12:29 AM
To: Craig Lyons
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Success (RE: Eye2Eye a hope for Promise to Join Linux)



Greetings Craig et al. (bcc'ed)

After many missed attempts to have this meeting, we finally succeeded in
the long awaited discussion. I must admit being surprized and now
impressed with Promise's ablity and willingness to accept my defined
terms of IP boundaries. With these small steps towards understanding IP
limitations, the next few days will prove, success in Linux for
Promise Technologies is a small folder of documents away. By coming the
table of OPEN Source, you have demonstrated all things are possible and
are leading the way by actions and not just words.

ASL and I offer this informative message to the greater linux community,
and the fine details shall be disclosed in short order or as needed.

Finally, the important issue is Promise has agreed to work with Linux.

Regards,

Andre Hedrick
CTO ASL, Inc.
Linux ATA Development
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On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Craig Lyons wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Andre and I did indeed have a nice conversation on the phone. Thank you
> again for taking the time to talk with me and offering your assistance. As
I
> stated on the phone, we are making a large commitment of resources to
> supporting Linux by releasing drivers and utilities for our products,
> including the FastTrak. I know we have plans to release source for our
Ultra
> and SuperTrak series cards, but at this point I'm not sure that the way we
> are going to be supporting FastTrak is what you would like to see. As I
> said, while I cannot guarantee anything that I don't have the authority to
> deliver, I will pass on your requests. I will try to be an advocate for
> Promise in the Linux community, and an advocate for the Linux community to
> Promise. If the company has concerns, I will let you know what they are,
and
> then maybe you can tell us if we are off-base with those concerns or not.
>
> I would invite anybody to contact me if you have any suggestions, any
> requests, whatever. As I told Andre, I won't promise something I can't
> personally deliver, but I will do whatever I can to help out. I'm also
> trying to get a technical point of contact so that you don't have to deal
> with a marketing weenie who doesn't understand half of what you're saying
> ;).
>
> Regards,
>
> Craig
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andre Hedrick [mailto:andre@linux-ide.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 2:43 PM
> To: Craig Lyons
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Eye2Eye a hope for Promise to Join Linux
>
>
>
> Greetings Craig,
>
> I would like to publicly thank you for coming to the table of GNU/GPL with
> an open perspective. After 90 minutes on the phone, of which 45 minutes
> were me pointing out issues promblems and complaints w/ 20 minutes on ways
> to work on solutions in the near and distant future and the listening to
> your concerns and questions between my moments of interruption.
>
> The next conversion will not have the burst-in moments because it will be
> in person or my cell battery will be fully charged.
>
> Since you have stated "I will not make promise, I can not keep" this is a
> good thing and it will go a fair way to clean up messes from the past on
> both sides.
>
> I look forward to Promise working with Linux in meaningful and productive
> ways.
>
> Please reply and correct anything that is mistated by me or verify the
> correctness. This will show an action of good-faith before all those
> watching here.
>
> Respectfully,
>
> Andre Hedrick
> Linux ATA Development
>



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