[alsa-devel] Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi and X-Fi Titanium Series Linux 32bit/64bit Driver Source released

Pavel Hofman pavel.hofman at ivitera.com
Wed Nov 12 11:05:49 CET 2008

Vedran Miletić wrote:
> 2008/11/11 Bjoern Olausson <lkmlist at gmail.com>:
>> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 19:33, James Courtier-Dutton
>> <James at superbug.co.uk> wrote:
>>> All the good contacts I had at Creative have left the company.
>>> From what I understand of how the company works internally, is that the
>>> only reason they have this open source driver is because some large
>>> customer of theirs required it. They have no interest in what happens to
>>> the driver over and above supporting the one customer that requested it.
>>> I therefore doubt that they will make any contact with us regarding
>>> getting the driver into the kernel. If that was the case, they would
>>> have approached us earlier.
>>> Kind Regards
>>> James
>> If you are right, that would be a straight hit in the face of every
>> Linux X-Fi user and the OpenSource community.
>> So sad... but thanks for the info.
>> Lets hope the best.
>> Bjoern
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> Then show your appreciation to Creative by never ever buying any of
> their products again. That's what I'm going to do.

Honestly, at least they did something. There are sound card 
manufacturers that never released a single line of code, nor did they 
offer NDAs to ALSA developers.

If it is for a large customer, I cannot imagine he would be satisfied 
with the current state of the released driver. But I may be wrong, as 
often :)


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