RE: [ANNOUNCE] Linux Hardened Device Drivers Project

From: Rhoads, Rob (
Date: Fri Sep 20 2002 - 22:00:26 EST

> Obvious this is a way for the telecom folks to get something
> for free that
> really should be paid for by funding the project with CASH.
> Or funding (a) startup(s) related to generating such support.
> Regardless, it takes (fill in the blank) to boldly ask people
> to add APIs
> for an industry who is only interested in using and not contributing.
> Prove that all the stuff which is going to be plugged into these
> security-hole^Wbug-generators^Wfeatures will be scheduled for
> open source.

This project is open to anyone who wants to participate and is
being paid for by Intel and a host of other companies. The
idea is to enable Linux to play in the Carrier space with all
the work given away under the GPL.

> Or this another attempt to try and take over the license and shove BSD
> down the piles?

The project is open and released under the terms of the GPL.

> Pointed Blunt Raw, but nice.
> Regards,
> Andre Hedrick
> LAD Storage Consulting Group
> PS: I see a lot of "wants", are there any "gives" ?

What paying professional developers to work on an Open Source project
and giving their work away under the terms of the GPL isn't enough?

Rob Rhoads
Staff Software Engineer office: 503-677-5498
Telecom Software Platforms
Intel Communications Group

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