[linux-dvb] Pinnacle 80e support: not going to happen...

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Wed Dec 3 10:29:20 CET 2008


Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> After investing over 100 hours doing the driver work, adding support
> for the Empia em2874, integrating with the Linux tda18271 driver,
> incorporating the Micronas drx reference driver source, and doing all
> the testing, Micronas has effectively killed the project.  They
> decided that their intellectual property was too valuable to make
> available their reference driver code in source code form.  Even
> worse, because I've seen the sources I am effectively prevented from
> writing any sort of reverse engineered driver for the drx-j.
>   
do we have a list of all the cards that have micronas hardware in them
if so we should put it on the wiki and advise people to choose other 
hardware

the days of closed-source are over
--
simon



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