[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
AW: [MiNT] old KGMD or new NMD?
> However, I really think that you should release the drivers. We've
> already got a _lot_ of problems finding Ethernet solutions on Atari,
> so if those Panther drivers allow using NE2005 cards (or something
> similar) on our hardware, then everyone should benefit from them.
Everybody should be *able* to benefit from them. And everybody can,
by obtaining the driver.
> The key point of Linus' reply was that, the idea behind making the OS
> completely freeware is to ensure that the basic production tools are
> freely accessible to everyone.
> Hardware drivers certainly fit the "basic tools" category, hence
> why I think you should release them.
Why would you consider a driver for a special network card a "basic tool"?
And even if we could agree on this definition... do you think that these
drivers would have been written in the first place?