It goes like this
Hello we'd like to write I2O support for Linux
[assuming we find it]
Binary only, can't reveal its workings to end users, non members,
and if you leave you must stop shipping the I2O support
so for Linux this is a problem
> Is there some possibility that if all hardware vendors implement I2O's
> standards, OSs which don't use I2O won't be able to use their hardware? It
> doesn't sound very realistic to me. However, if that's the case, can
> someone explain me how that could happen?
Because you wont be able to write drivers, or get any driver documentation.
No single I2O vendor will be able to tell you how to program their I2O
board unless you are a member of the I2O group^H^H^H^H^Hcartel.