Posts: 618 from 2005/8/27
From: the land with ...
Cisc, with regard to the firewire driver-did the Linux guys 'pay a billion dollars to Apple' to get their firewire stack working? Did every Linux guy send Linus a hundred bucks so he could buy the rights from Apple to get the firewire ports woken up on their hardware?
AFAIK it was a sponsorship, like with bluetooth (there are a lot of companies that use Linux in their embedded devices and need support for these things), even then Linux firewire support is somewhat limited...Quote:
We're already living with what is essentially a beta snapshot, so why can't we have a more official, newer beta snapshot to massage for a few more years?