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Re: Possibly offtopic : Binary only driver



On Sun, Nov 21, 2004 at 12:22:29PM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2004 at 12:18:03PM +0100, Stefan Sonnenberg-Carstens wrote:
> > Thank you for your answer.
> > Ok, even if the hardware vendor decides to open the driver :
> > Will it be included ?
> 
> if it's of good enough quality then yes
> 
> > In every kernel ?
> > In every distribution ?
> 
> yes
> 
> > For only a few (about several thousand) users ?
> 
> we have drivers for fewer users ;)
> 
> > Why is there no really *fix* api *and* abi for all kernels
> > 2.6.x ? 
> 
> because that stiffles innovation for too much.

But libusb is stable, is it not? And LGPL. Meaning that it's possible
to develop a closed driver for the specified USB device.

Regards,
Luciano Rocha

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