Re: TrueMobile 1180
I've posted the petition at:
I figure if we can show Broadcom that there _is_ interest in having
drivers for Linux, it can only help. People contacting Broadcom
privately for the spec can point to this petition to demonstrate
that releasing the spec is worthwhile.
--- In email@example.com, "Mark Feit
> Dossy writes:the
> > I think you'd sooner get a driver written by reverse engineering
> > Windows XP drivers for the TrueMobile 1180 than you would bytrying
> > get the petition signed.
> Hm, I don't know if you're trying to say that Broadcom isn't going
> be responsive or that nobody would sign the petition. Reverselicense
> engineering the Windows driver is possible, but violates the
> agreement that comes with it. That approach won't make Broadcomwant
> to help us, which does the Linux community more harm than good.get
> The fact of life in the Linux world are that it takes awhile to
> support for the latest and greatest devices developed. Except inThe
> situations where the vendor won't release a driver or the specs to
> write one, drivers for a device do eventually get written. The
> support we have now for other wireless chipsets took time, too.
> driver situation now is very, very good compared to what it waswhen I
> started using Linux in 1994....
> -- Mark