Re: Promise SATA chips

From: Andre Hedrick (
Date: Thu Feb 13 2003 - 05:04:50 EST

On 13 Feb 2003, Måns Rullgård wrote:

> Andre Hedrick <> writes:
> > NOPE !!
> >
> > Neither Promise or I can agree to a contract to develop them.
> What's the problem? Can't they be made to release the source code to

The problem is they want an entire list of every piece of intellectual
property I have or own. This is a means to claim anything else I do is
derived off their IP and they own it. This will not happen.

Some other poor bastard can sign their NDA's to write their drivers.

> the driver they provide for intel machines?

Right, I count the number of fingers I have before and after I shake hands
with the folks in their camp. If I get an extra, I feel sorry for the
poor bastard who was there before me.

I still have 4 fingers and 1 thumb on each hand, and I plan to keep it
that way.

> > Use Silicon Image products.
> I can't get them.

Hogwash, they dominate the market space and are on all the Intel
Mainboards that are 845e and above.

Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

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