[maemo-developers] Fwd: Compiling latest kernel (from kernel.org, linux-omap git version) in n800

From: Andreas Orfanos andreas.orfanos at gmail.com
Date: Fri Apr 27 12:12:29 EEST 2007
Sometimes silicon suppliers don't want to disclosure any source code
cause major part of their offering is dependant on a software device driver.
Shifting more low-level functionality to run as software device driver loads
the CPU and memory heavily. Moreover, someone can wonder about the
real value that is behind supplier's silicon solution.

On 4/27/07, Andrew J. Barr <andrew.james.barr at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Kalle Valo wrote:
> >>   Kallo, can you please explain us what is the main problem that
> >> nokia doesn't release the umac.ko source code?
> >
> > Sorry, I can't answer.
> Obviously I don't know but I think it's highly likely that it's not
> Nokia's to release--the Conexant people (who have never really been nice
> to open source developers--their devkit for the ivtv MPEG cards common
> in MythTV setups is $10,000) clammed up on the Prism54 developers
> several years ago when their SoftMAC chips starting turning up in the
> wild. There has been work on reverse engineering these, called islsm,
> and someone had some code working a little bit on a 770, but nothing
> concrete at the moment.
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