[alsa-devel] ESI reply!! (MAYA44 datasheet request)

Piotr Makowski oponek at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 09:05:34 CEST 2007

Reffering to the Claus Riethmueller reply (from ESI )
I would like to announce that
*we are looking for the competent driver programmer.*
Anybody who could take on this quest or know somebody to contact with,
please do
We were waiting for ESI MAYA44 drivers for a long time. I think, this is the
great moment to write them at last!!
I count on you.

Piotr Makowski

2007/8/22, Piotr Makowski <oponek at gmail.com>:
> Hi Piotr,
> thank you very much for your email.
> The data sheet and information you request does not exist in any format
> that we could provide and frankly, we are way too busy with our normal work
> to prepare something like that in a way that would be of general use and
> would resemble what you require in your request.
> I am well aware of the general request and I know the text you sent us
> pretty well ... I have seen it many times before in various versions,
> usually copied via cut & paste and sent to us in one way or another ... and
> actually I am a bit tired of it. Unfortunatly we believe that the text and
> the way the request is sent to us is not really useful and not tailored at
> all to the special requirements that are common in this industry (pro audio
> / higher level sound card manufacturers) and that make this industry very
> different from your auverage computer component manufacturer. It's my
> personal experience, following the ALSA developer community for years, that
> this sort of basic cultural understanding is only slowly changing
> step-by-step but at a much slower pace than it could happen. Unfortunatly
> the majority of ALSA developers still seem to be "computer guys" and not
> "music guys" ... causing all sorts of problems that won't help to resolve
> the culture crash between the different parties. Most "music" companies work
> in a different way than typical IT companies. Our business are much smaller,
> and time of every single employee is extremly critical for us. I guess this
> all may sound ignorant to you, but please understand that I know what I am
> talking about to a pretty good extent (you can actually look up my name on
> the ALSA site where I am listed under contributors -
> http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/ALSA_contributors - so I have
> experience on both sides).
> Again, we are happy to be in contact with the individual developer who is
> actually doing the development. If you volunteer to do the development
> yourself and/or if you know someone who would do it, please inform me and we
> can go from there.
> Please don't get me wrong, I understand what you want and where you are
> coming from, but this direct contact with the developer is a basic
> requirement for us - sorry.
> Best regards,
> Claus Riethmueller
> Managing Director ESI Audiotechnik GmbH

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