Intel’s unfulfilled promises regarding open source

Posted October 1st, 2006 by konrad

EN: Intel claims to be a supporter of the open source community (e.g. James Ketrenos on OSDL 2006), but reality looks absolutely different. The development and usage of software for Intel products is a pain because of (promised but) lacking support/documentation. Read a call on undeadly by Theo de Raadt (a little rude but honest … usual).

Update: Theo now also accuses Red Hat for their practice of signing NDA of hardware vendors. By doing so Red Hat reduces pressure on vendors to pusblish open documentation of the devices (necessary for coding open source drivers) and is working against the spirit of open source. Read more at undeadly.

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