ELC: The embedded Linux nightmare
Posted Apr 18, 2007 22:34 UTC (Wed) by bronson
In reply to: ELC: The embedded Linux nightmare
Parent article: ELC: The embedded Linux nightmare
Then they say, "But... give up control of my code? Do you have the brain worms??"
The Cirrus reply mentioned in the article had this attitude. Companies seem to believe that, unless their engineers are the sole committers, their driver will turn into, I don't know, Paris Hilton or something. They won't let "their" source code be modified by the more skilled and qualified Linux kernel team, even though it produces a fairly significant cost savings for them.
It's bizarre. I hope this attitude is just a hold-over from the proprietary 90s and disappears as the new generation of programmers takes over.
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