lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2007]   [Jan]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: Binary Drivers
Hi!

> >You're not alone, I think everybody who knows, how
> >things in a
> >computer work shares this view.
> ---
>
> Two of the specific arguments I've heard are (a) that
> the board (and
> its hardware interfaces that the documentation would
> describe) involve
> IP licensed from a third party, which the board
> manufacturer does not
> have a legal right to disclose, or (b) that there is, in
> fact, no
> suitable documentation, because the boards are developed
> somewhat
> fluidly and the driver is developed directly from
> low-level knowledge
> that simply isn't written down in a form suitable for
> passing on.

So just opensource the driver. It is usually easy to port it, and
possible to clean it up.

I have once ported cd-rom driver from DOS to linux (do you still
remember cdroms not talking ATA?) -- in 2days or so, and the comments
in driver were in korean.

Pavel
--
Thanks for all the (sleeping) penguins.
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2007-01-01 17:33    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans