[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] RE: Nokia 770 sources...

From: Michael Wiktowy michael.wiktowy at gmail.com
Date: Thu Aug 31 20:44:54 EEST 2006
On 8/31/06, Riku Voipio <rvoipio+maemo at movial.fi> wrote:

> More likely manufacturers feel that there is valuable IP in their blobs
> and would prefer not to give it around to everyone for free, especially
> in a highly competitive market like wlan chipsets are.

I suspect that that is the case with the video driver binary blob people.
With wlan chipsets working to output a standard signal, it is likely less
the case. My impression is that wlan chipsets are nearly commodities at this
point. However, I don't work in the field so don't know for sure.

However, getting a straight answer as to the real reason out of a company's
legal department after it has been filtered through their marketing and
communications department is .... uummm ... challenging. :]
Sometimes even people internal to the company can't get anything sensible.
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