Inprocomm and their module
carlos at cmartin.tk
Sun Feb 12 23:03:35 CET 2006
On Wednesday 08 February 2006 15:20, Harald Welte wrote:
> > I'll send the letter in a few days. Would it be better if it's Linksys
> > or Linksys US?
> I would send it to Linksys US, since spanish subsidiary would probably
> only pass it on to the US.
And somehow manage to mistranslate it.
> Good luck!
Answering Don Imus' off-thread e-mail:
>I'd send it to BOTH the US and Spanish offices. It might very well just
>be forwarded to the US, but one never knows. They might be happy to
>respond knowing their bosses in the US won't
That's a good idea, though I don't think the people in Spain are going to be
eager to help FOSS, depending on where they are (even regional governments
can't agree on where they stand. Some put out their own distro (Sarge in
Spanish with gnome AFAICT) and some sign contracts with Microsoft).
>How popular are these devices? I assume you're talking about the
Acer used them in their Aspire 1500 series and others (that's how I have it),
and Linksys have them in their WPC54G (though I'm not 100% sure on this).
They're also on some Linksys routers. Harald had one on his laptop until he
replaced it with an Intel card.
There are quite some people with one of these, though I'm not sure how much
more they'll be on sale.
>Maybe a letter-writing campaign to Hawking would help in this quest.
I've not found Hawking in my searches. The device was subcontracted from
Linksys to InProComm which was bought about a year or two ago by MediaTek.
Writing letters might help, though if it has the same effect as the one made
to Texas Instruments... (the BSD and Linux driver communities sent emails to
a bunch of people, but nothing official was heard back from them)
Carlos Martín Nieto | http://www.cmartin.tk
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