[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Userspace tuner

Steven Toth stoth at hauppauge.com
Fri Aug 17 16:22:49 CEST 2007

>>       If it was not by Markus' effort, I couldn't use my Xceive based
>> board, so I support his initiative. And as far as I know, he's the only
>> programmer working on this specific tuner.
>>       To sum up: there's no time to waste. Linux needs more code and
>> less discussion.
> Code development in the Linux framework is basically an effort into
> bringing humans together into cooperation.
> I think that Markus is now tied to companies by legal agreements. So even
> if differences between linuxtv and Marcus get resolved Marcus probably will
> not be allowed to release source code for some of the chips discussed.
> That is probably one of the reasons why there's a push for a userspace
> v4l framework. And we will end up with binary userspace drivers.
Binary releases? Not from myself or Hauppauge. Period. Mark my words, 
you will not see Hauppauge push binary junk at people just because we 
want Linux support. That's the kind of thing marketing people like to do 
and it has no respect within the community.

Besides, who needs all of the binary support headaches.

- Steve

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