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    SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH] Device Tree on ARM platform
    On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:51:26AM +0200, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
    > True. From a commercial point of view this is a huge problem casued
    > by the device tree - custumers who used to oder a BSP from commercial
    > service providers (like Robert or me :-) now often find that all they
    > need to do is to tweak the device tree to get their system running.
    > Lost business. D*mn... [Maybe this explains Robert's reluctance?]

    Wolfgang, you know me long enough to realize that this argument is
    *crap*.

    Talking about business cases, it has turned out to be extremely
    difficult to explain customers that the effort for the actual
    functionality is only a little percentage of the work necessary to do
    the oftree stuff right. The functionality has often worked after a few
    hours, and until all oftrees have been solved, it often takes weeks.

    In result, this has already led to customers concluding that

    - mainline is not worth the effort
    - linux is overkill and one should better use cortex-bare-metal

    However, that is only our personal observation.

    rsc
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