Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2006 20:44 UTC, submitted by jasper
Red Hat Red Hat has an NDA cooperation with Marvell for the wireless chips that they want to use for the One Laptop per Child-project. The idea of this is that both parties think Marvell will be more open in the future, but this is absolutely not the path they should walk, according to OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt. "I am getting really tired of 'open source' people who work against the open source community. Our little group can probably take credit for having 'opened up' more wireless devices than the rest of the community, and therefore we feel we have a better grasp of the damage OLPC has done here."
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RE[3]: Right!
by ddpbsd on Fri 6th Oct 2006 14:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Right!"
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Just don't ask me why Theo spend his time arguing that "open drivers, no spec" are somehow a openness crime. It's not the best situation possible but certainly they're great news for the open source community. Except for Theo, that is. I hope this is not related to the fact that the open driver redhat is writing is for linux and not for openbsd...

And when Intel stops supporting their older products where do we go? To developers without documentation.

What about when a driver doesn't work on sparc64 (or has major issues)? Where do we go? Developers without documentation.

That doesn't sound "good" to me.

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