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

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 17:52:52 PDT 2008

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Fons Adriaensen <fons at kokkinizita.net> 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 ?
>  Ciao,
>  --
>  FA

And would any of us be part of a quantity purchase that depended on a
closed source driver for the Fireface? Probably not so many.

I believe the issue, as discussed on the RME forums a few years ago,
is not that RME doesn't like Linux. they like Linux just fine. It's
more an issue that they will not release the intellectual property
required to completely support the fireface family into the Open
Source world.

- Mark

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