ADSL support ?

Nick Hibma n_hibma at calcaphon.com
Mon Jan 8 16:43:23 GMT 2001


Um, I dont think you want to ask me, you want to ask Johan. I;m not
doing the politics on this one, and the information I have is very
limited. So better suggest that to him.

Nick

On Mon, 8 Jan 2001, Aleksandar Simic' wrote:

> 
> 
> I think that there are a lot of people who will have a very diverse
> and convincing arguments for the release of the drivers. So I would like
> to ask, once the FreeBSD UKUG mail archive shows your email, can I post
> a story at Daily Daemon News that would look something like this: 
> 
> 
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Arguments needed
> ----------------
> 
> It has emerged that specs have been released for Alcatel's Speed Touch
> USB ADSL modem. 
> 
> So when is the driver going to be available, I hear you ask. Well, not
> quite yet. It appears that the firmware, which is crucial to the modem,
> is not available due to the fact that Alcatel aren't convinced that open
> source driver is a good thing.
> 
> If you can offer an argument as to why the release of the firmware would
> be a good thing, then please read _this_*. 
> 
> *link to your email in the FreeBSD UKUG archive.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 
> 
> Thanks for your time,
> 
> --Alex
> 
> 
> Nick Hibma wrote:
> > 
> > If you have a good pitch you could send it to the Johan Verrept, maybe
> > he could do with some amunition. Johan.Verrept at alcatel.be. He is
> > employed by Alcatel and doing his best, so don't bother him with the
> > question 'when is it going to be available'. Only mail him if you can
> > help him convince his bosses that releasing an open source driver, and a
> > binary firmware free of restrictive licenses is good for business.
> > 
> > Any FreeBSD related questions on the SpeedTouch/ADSL should go to
> > taavi at uninet.ee, who promised to do the FreeBSD part of it.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Nick
> > 
> > > Is there any way we can help ?  For example can we email somebody at
> > > Alcatel, telling them that why releasing such things to "open
> > > source community" is a good thing. Or anything like that ?
> > >
> > >
> > > --Alex
> > >
> > > Nick Hibma wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Just verified: The specs seem to be available, but now the haggling is
> > > > over the firmware (and you guessed it: without that you can't do
> > > > anything).
> > > >
> > > > Nick
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, 18 Nov 2000, Nick Hibma wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > None so far. My contact at Alcatel did not have any luck in making the
> > > > > specs and test devices available.
> > > > >
> > > > > Nick
> > > > >
> > > > > On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Aleksandar Simic' wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Hello,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > During the summer Nick Himba wrote an email addressing the
> > > > > > progress of support for Alcatel's ADSL USB modem.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I'm very curious about how is that effort progressing. If anybody has
> > > > > > any news I would be very grateful if they could share it with the group.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --Alex
> > >
> > 
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