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Re: [Xen-users] Purchasing only the Windows PV drivers for Xen

Christian Horn schrieb:
On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 01:26:32PM +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
Christian Horn schrieb:
I think its not the effort that is missing, but $amount_of_money that has
to go to Redmond for this.
I don't see a conflict here.
Just include it in price.

Besides, do you think that every company which wrote a Windows driver has to pay Microsoft for each person who uses that driver? It's hard for me to believe.

There obviously is a need for a pv-windows-driver, and it doesnt exist
yet. The one part the driver would connect to is the opensourced xen.
So i conclude that

- it would take an effort too big to develop the driver as open source

I don't see a single reason why a "standalone" PV Windows driver has to be open source. It can as well be closed source.

- or closed information would be needed, only available under NDA
or smth.

XenSource already has PV drivers, so I guess they already have all information needed.

- or parts would have to be included that had to be baught from

As above, XenSource already has PV drivers, so if they paid for it, they've paid already.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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