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SubjectRe: Honest does not pay here ...
On Sat, 4 Jan 2003, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> Well, all this goes to show you is that if you try to do the right thing
> and you have something of value, you are attacked.

Attacked by (mostly) a bunch of wankers who don't seem to do much
useful themselves. People who do useful work once in a while know
how much effort you are putting into Linux drivers and appreciate
the work you're doing.

> Well you all have gotten all kinds of goodie for free,

And I thank you for that.

> Well I was thinking of giving part of it to the community after I
> recovered my costs of development, now I think not.

That's a real shame. I like your business model of recovering the
development costs before releasing the software since it's a way
to fund your work on the kernel pretty much full-time, which seems
to have resulted in really good free drivers.

To be honest I don't understand why people are complaining about
the fact that your model keeps some drivers closed for 18 months,
while a completely free model wouldn't even start development of
the drivers for 18 months, until after the hardware became generally
available.

regards,

Rik
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