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Subject: Re: Third Party Development
From: Salokyn (bazar.nicolas.gif_at_libertysurf.fr)
Date: 2003-11-11


What ? They say they fix the bugs ?
The JBR archos firmware as not changed for more than a year, and it's full
of bugs

"David McIntyre" <plugh_at_mudbarn.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
20031110181645.GG23403_at_mudbarn.com...
> Here's the message I sent to Archos regarding support of opensource
> development, followed by their response.
>
> On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 09:39:00AM -0800, David McIntyre wrote:
> > I was disappointed to learn of Archos' position and response to the
developer
> > working on the Avos project, i.e. the replacement firmware for the AV3xx
line
> > of products. I feel there is far more to gain by supporting, or at least
not
> > restricting the development of new firmware for hardware devices already
> > released and deployed. Since it appears that Archos intended to release
the AV
> > series of products and not provide any paid upgrades to the firmware, I
can't
> > see a justification in prohibiting third party development. The people
who are
> > interested in the project are not seeking to rob Archos of any money,
rather
> > they are bent on breathing new life and extended functionality to your
line of
> > hardware products.
> > Please re-consider your position on third party development. I think
you'll
> > realize that it can put Archos in a far superior financial and tactical
> > position in the marketplace.
> >
> > --
> > David McIntyre plugh_at_mudbarn.com http://www.mudbarn.com
> > PGP Key fingerprint = CAB5 A73A 43FA 19E3 449D 20B8 25D7 FA84 8847 D6A7
> > http://www.mudbarn.com/~plugh/plughinfo.txt for geek code, pgp key, etc.
>
>
> When Archos found some firmware bugs wish to add more features, they will
> modify/fix the firmware and comes out with the firmware upgrade. However
> they won't provide any more information beyond the firmware update posted
on
> the web.
>
> --
> David McIntyre plugh_at_mudbarn.com http://www.mudbarn.com
> PGP Key fingerprint = CAB5 A73A 43FA 19E3 449D 20B8 25D7 FA84 8847 D6A7
> http://www.mudbarn.com/~plugh/plughinfo.txt for geek code, pgp key, etc.
>



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