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From: Dan Streetman <ddstreet@us.ibm.com>
To: Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: ps2 keyboard filter hook
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 11:40:00 -0400 (EDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10106281127100.26174-100000@ddstreet.raleigh.ibm.com> (raw)


On Sat, Jun 16, Mike A. Harris wrote:

>I find it very odd indeed with IBM's big voice of open source
>praise, yada yada, and what Lou has said in the past, that there
>would be any question at all of wether it would be open source or
>not.  Isn't big blue behind open source?  Or is it just for
>publicity?  Makes me wonder now...

This is a bit of a late reply, but I think maybe I wasn't clear in my first
statement that I couldn't get the driver opened.

The driver isn't mine; I just wrote the hooks.  The actual driver's
author doesn't want it released as Open Source, and all other team members
(besides me) are unconvinced that it will be useful to anyone to release it
(i.e., they're asking "why" instead of "why not").

So it's local approval that is my particular problem; I'm sure that if we had
asked for approval from the company-wide decision makers, they would have given
it.  From the limited experience I've had with them, they are very pro-OSS.

-- 
Dan Streetman
ddstreet@us.ibm.com
--------------------------------------------------
186,282 miles per second:
It isn't just a good idea, it's the law!



             reply	other threads:[~2001-06-28 15:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-06-28 15:40 Dan Streetman [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2001-06-18 16:42 Dan Streetman
2001-06-16 16:00 Andries.Brouwer
2001-06-16 12:53 Andries.Brouwer
2001-06-16 13:38 ` Christoph Hellwig
     [not found] <OF7CA123EC.2D473DAE-ON85256A6C.00782D85@raleigh.ibm.com>
2001-06-15 22:14 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-15 22:21   ` Vojtech Pavlik
     [not found] <OF6CD0EC09.7E779796-ON85256A6C.007426B5@raleigh.ibm.com>
2001-06-15 21:30 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-15 21:44   ` Vojtech Pavlik
     [not found] <OF08385BE5.529A6C1C-ON85256A6C.0070A351@raleigh.ibm.com>
2001-06-15 21:03 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-16  4:50   ` Mike A. Harris
2001-06-15 20:03 ddstreet
2001-06-15 20:24 ` Jeff Garzik
2001-06-15 20:35 ` Alan Cox
2001-06-16 14:13 ` Michael Rothwell

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