Re: binary modules (was Re: ReiserFS / 2.4.6 / Data Corruption)

From: Florian Weimer (Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE)
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 10:18:11 EST

Chris Wedgwood <> writes:

> People all need to appreciate sometimes vendors cannot released open
> source drivers even if they wanted too. Sometimes vendors have the
> ability to released binary only drivers which are derived in part from
> source-code which they license --- but cannot share.

That's particularly true if there is no other documentation for the
hardware other than this reference source code. This seems to be a
common situation, even with hardware which has good specs, technically

Florian Weimer 	                  Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
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