Reasons partially out of $COMPANY's control.
Posted Oct 10, 2006 6:34 UTC (Tue) by cventers
In reply to: Reasons partially out of $COMPANY's control.
Parent article: Device drivers and non-disclosure agreements
Yes. I believe this to be our challenge and goal in getting the free specs
and drivers that we need. All manufacturer statements of "but it can't be
free" must be met with "It must, for we are the consumer that pays your
salary and rent."
I _do_ think that this is already a functional and working strategy.
Certain free software friendly companies have already engaged in coercion
of other business partners for the release of specs or drivers. What we
need is a bigger and more comprehensive effort, and a little bit of time.
But I want to caution at the same time that while we must always be firm
with our demands, we must be careful not to eat or young in the process.
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