[nycbug-talk] Fwd: Firmware license
Wed Oct 27 13:27:09 EDT 2004
On Wednesday 27 October 2004 12:01, G. Rosamond wrote:
> More on the firmware issues. . .This is from OBSD-misc, and we had
> initially discussed Intel's Centrino as NYC*BUG was launched . . .
> Of course there's another email to hit at Intel.
I don't think Intel is going to care.
If millions of screaming linux folks can't get them to change, few people
will. Intel's responce to us linux folks was to create a sourceforge project
with OSS drivers that required the use of the binary only firmware. The
best part was the *intel employees* on that project itself couldn't use the
*full* specs either.
Also, laptop ODM's, resellers, etc weren't to hot on Centrino either. But
Intel didn't care, and forced it down their throats as well.
So long as Intel is the *only* provider if high performance, low power x86
CPUs, they can keep doing as they want. They have a monopoly on the laptop
market, and they know it.
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