[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 

the days of closed-source are over

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