> > Before talking about an individual developer's
> while i may agree with the general gist of marek's first objection, it
And you're again insulting me publicly, although i woudln't say a word
if you didn't know about my intentions long ago.
> it is certainly more desirable to have vendors supply drivers or
That doesn't mean we should encourage *loans* for the purpose of doing a driver which should be done by companies.
"You're going to do the driver for us, return the hw in a perfect condition and as soon as possible."
They deserve a lot more than be treated like that by companies.
As i said before, all we can do right now is:
1. advise people to buy hw which already is supported. nice advertising btw.
2. require donations and specs for hw which isn't available
3. widen the userbase considerably, there's lots of tools and mechanisms that would help us to achieve that.
> if i understood daniel's intent correctly, he is trying to provide a
Well i was talking about the *purpose* of hw loans, to be clear enough.
But i'd like to know how you distinguish a policy from a mechanism in this case, Joern.