On Sat, Jun 30, 2007 at 01:05:18PM +0200, Stefan Lucke wrote: > > Actually there's not much closed source that affects the usage. On the PC > > side there's none, on the card side it's only the driver for the HDMI-chip > > in the kernel > > Damm, that's the nvidia way. > > They decide on which kernel it runs. If I need for some other device > a different kernel which they don't / won't support, I'm left alone.
It does not affect the kernel of the host system, so don't overreact... > To my opinion that is a nogo way. Your opinion... From the outside it's easy to say that everything must be open source... As a small hardware manufacturer you have three possibilities: 1) Don't use a HDMI transmitter and ignore the market demand. 2) Use a HDMI transmitter, care about the NDA and deliver binary modules for controlling it. 3) Use a HDMI transmitter, publish the controlling code and pay a contract penalty of a few million $. -- Georg Acher, [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.lrr.in.tum.de/~acher "Oh no, not again !" The bowl of petunias _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr