Re: [ltp] Re: IBM HDAPS Someone interested?

From: Yani Ioannou
Date: Mon Jun 20 2005 - 15:46:32 EST

On 6/20/05, Alejandro Bonilla <abonilla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yani,
> What company has ever released a Linux driver, just for the heck of it, or
> simply because they wanted it out? Hell no.

Actually..a quick search through LKML and lm_sensors reveals quite a
few, but there could always be more.

> We have to be persistent and ask them to release something, we paid a lot of
> money, and I have been missinformed to the fact that IBM loved Linux and
> wanted to "support it". Looks like a big lie to me. They don't even need to
> release a driver, just information. It is not even something that they only
> have. Now we all know that Analog Devices makes the hardware. Not them.

Well, aside from this having nothing to do with IBM anymore, I agree
that I personally don't see the great harm in Lenevo releasing the
information. Many other notebook manufactuers have a similair system
now (Apple powerbooks, and some others) so the competitive advantage
is waning.

> If people would send emails to IBM like I have, instead of complaining and
> doing pilitical arguments, we probably would have an answer already.

I don't see how I did either of those :-|. I simply thought you hadn't
seen the statement, obviously you had. I also wanted to provide what I
thought was important feedback on what I had determined myself about
the system.

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