[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sun Sep 23 23:41:46 UTC 2007

On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 04:39:02PM -0600, Joe Ripley wrote:
> Unfortunately, many of the hardware manufacturers (like the one who
> built your TV USB stick) don't provide drivers to the Linux community,
> and instead focus on building working, easy-to-install drivers for
> Windows.  Building your hardware business around the 90% of users you
> mention is much more profitable than the remaining 10% (i.e. the rest
> of us). That's why stuff like this 'just works' in Windows (most of
> the time).

And to spin the irony wheel even faster, believeable assertions have
been made that in at least a couple of cases, the reason why
manufacturers refuse to opensource drivers is that it will require them
to admit that they're violating the patents of other manufacturers.

-- jra
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