[vdr] future VDR and Net??eiver OEM from Reelmultimedia

Clemens Kirchgatterer clemens at 1541.org
Sat Jun 30 20:29:19 CEST 2007

Georg Acher <acher at in.tum.de> wrote:

> 1) Don't use a HDMI transmitter and ignore the market demand.

the market never "demanded" an encrypted data stream on the HDMI cable,
and it is clearly the only reason they are picky about their secrets
within that driver. THEY want their chips be supported in linux
because that means they get an stable and well performing OS at zero
cost for their embedded designes what makes these chips sell better.
hardware venders should start to obey to the rules of the game, when
they want our money.

> 2) Use a HDMI transmitter, care about the NDA and deliver binary
> modules for controlling it.

why not use [Free|Net|Open]BSD on the card? that whould not mean the
consumer has any advantage but at least no license violation happens.

best regards ...

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