[linux-dvb] Technotrend S2-3600 HDTV-S2 USB 2.0

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 12:33:28 CEST 2007


On 7/17/07, Nick Andrew <nick-linuxtv at nick-andrew.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 08:45:25AM +0900, timecop wrote:
> > So my question is, why even bother with the Linux driver.
>
> Because I got linux for free, I got the driver for free (thanks
> Aapo & others), just had to put a little time into it myself,
> kaffeine and KDE were also free. Not only free to acquire, but I'm
> free to run them, study and modify them, share them and publish my
> own modifications.
>
> Contrast with Microsoft, where everything's proprietary and
> obscure/undocumented. Expensive, no freedom to share or study;
> I don't want to have to deal with "Windows Genuine Advantage"
> or "Vista UAC". Windows ... is a dodgy platform. Always has
> been. No thanks.
>

For people who rip away Linux code and put it under Windows, what else
more do you expect ? Such people can't even understand
documents/specifications that are in the public domain, to write even
on their own 50 lines of code and hence stuck to linux-dvb as a whole.



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