Old spec w. no lovin'

Micah Cowan micah at cowan.name
Mon Oct 9 17:29:45 BST 2006

On Sun, 2006-10-08 at 05:40 -0400, t u wrote:
> Constantine Evans wrote:
> > We can't support most winmodems out of the box, because there are no 
> > free drivers, and companies like Conexant refuse to release specs under 
> > reasonable terms.
> Drivers that can be obtained without paying could go to
> "RestrictedModules" package? Wouldn't that work?  afaik, ubuntu will try
> to support all the drivers out there by putting them to "Restricted
> Modules" as long as the manufacturer doesn't want to be paid.

Yes... but I think you'll find that few developers are motivated to work
on writing non-free drivers for non-open hardware specs, for free.
Unless they happen to own that card, and desperately want to use it...

Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer...

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