out of tree
Posted Aug 5, 2009 18:45 UTC (Wed) by farnz
In reply to: out of tree
Parent article: A tempest in a tty pot
Hauppauge cards tend to work out of the box with a recent enough
kernel; when they don't, Hauppauge employees are happy to help you make
the cards work. Other vendors cards require developer time to make work,
and attempts to get the vendor to help tend to be fruitless (they have
their own out of tree driver that doesn't work well, due to reinvention of
interfaces, and don't understand why you won't simply rewrite your
userspace to match their driver).
Developer time is hugely expensive, as we don't have much to spare;
given the choice between a small amount of extra money per card (to the
vendor), or developer time, we'd rather pay. If you're a vendor, looking
to expand, this is a market, and it has money to spend on you.
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