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Re: free tg3 ethernet driver

From: Davi Leal
Subject: Re: free tg3 ethernet driver
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 00:22:21 +0200
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Alan Cox wrote:
> Well thats good, another 1.999849 million dollars and you might get
> started.
> With the best will in the world if you go and pay Broadcom zillions to
> open source the firmware the only incentive you create is for them to
> keep future firmware proprietary to sell to you next time around.
> If on the other hand you buy non Broadcom equipment if you feel this
> way about the firmware then you create a far better economic incentive,
> and at $10 a NIC its not really hard to do that.
We have added your new comments in the pledge description.

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