[linux-audio-dev] RME is no more

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Wed Nov 24 18:57:33 EST 2004

Hi all,

	The official statement is that there will be no support for RME from
me.  In other words I will buy no hardware or software from RME because
it is impossible for me to share my hard earned money with a company
that is unwilling to support my operating system of choice.  But I'll
certainly share my money with other companies.  Any companies listening
out there?

Jan Depner

On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 19:14, Marek Peteraj wrote:
> Hi all,
> sorry for crossposting, just wanted to let everybody know:
> The official statement is that there will be no support for ALSA (Linux)
> FireWire drivers from RME. In other words there will be no such drivers,
> as it is impossible to write them without tons of hardware and software 
> documentation from RME. And we won't share these information with
> anyone.
> Regards
> Matthias Carstens
> No further explanations.
> The moral of this story is:
> Never buy a product that isn't already supported in ALSA, such as i did.
> :(  There's no guarantee even if pretty much every other card from the
> same manufacturer *is* already supported.
> Me and Benno talked to Matthias personally during Musikmesse, he was
> friendly and seemed to be open with regards to future cooperation with
> oss developers.
> Seems like things have changed dramatically since then.
> Marek 

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