[Ardour-Dev] [Ardour-Users] RME FireFace question

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sun Mar 23 15:30:31 PDT 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-23 at 20:38 +0100, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 03:04:55PM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> > and just to be clear, this is because RME will not provide the
> > information required for a driver to be written. there is nothing about
> > linux that prevents the device from working.
> Do you think they would change their mind if they receive an
> order for 160 units conditional on a OS Linux driver being
> available ?

No, I don't believe they would.

RME believes (rightly or wrongly) that they have some very valuable
proprietary "intellectual property" that would be exposed by an open
source driver. I doubt if any number of sales of their devices would
convince them to permit a driver.


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