video talk about hardware vendors and free software

Andrew Clayton andrew at
Wed Dec 15 11:16:22 PST 2010

On Fri, 10 Dec 2010 22:35:22 +0100, Hanno Böck wrote:

> Hi,
> A while ago, I watched a video that was talking about driver
> development and hardware vendors by a guy from Intel. I'm pretty sure
> it was on some xorg- conference or somethink alike.
> It had a title like "how to make hardware vendors happy" or something
> similar, but I don't remember exactly. It was about the problems that
> arise when hardware vendors want to have free software drivers, one
> example was the mentioning of moving features to a wlan card firmware
> in order to be able to create a driver that complies with state
> regulation.
> Does anyone remember that video and can give me a link?

Dirk Hohndel's 2008 talk perhaps?

"Make hardware vendors love open source"


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