March 20, 2004

Grass roots campaign to open IBM docs & driver

Andrew Stuart writes: I have started a grass-roots campaign aimed at convincing IBM to open up and
free the programming documentation for its STB (Set Top Box) series chips.It just doesn't make sense to have chips that cannot be programmed because the programmers reference documentation and drivers are not freely available to the public. Documentation and drivers need to be freely downloadable to encourage people to develop. Surely companies like IBM don't think that an NDA would in some way keep them one step ahead of the other chip manufacturers?

I'm hoping to spread the word and build public pressure on IBM to address
the issue.

Link: bigpond.net.au

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