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Date:      Thu, 10 Dec 1998 20:59:58 +0100 (MET)
From:      Sascha Schumann <>
To:        Martin Husemann <>
Cc:        freebsd-isdn@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   RE: Support for ITK? (Comment)
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000101be23ff$3e235c50$>

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On Thu, 10 Dec 1998, Martin Husemann wrote:

> > There is no point in saying ``We are the best, so we didn't bother
> > to compete at first''.
> We are not competing. We are having fun writting this software.

Fun doesn't exclude competing. Working on a good product or enhancing one
makes much more fun than being a monopoly (don't take this personally as
you did before - monopoly as a counterpart to the - non existing -

> > The closed development of i4b is something I never understood - the last
> > public version is about 5 months old.
> I don't understand your point of view: you are a customer, you have paied
> and we didn't deliver?

Did I say so? No.

I'll never call it closed again, if you can show me a place where everyone
is free to ftp a recent developer tree from. You probably cannot. And to
quote from a message on freebsd-isdn:

Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 02:51:51 +0100
From: Eivind Eklund <>
To: Jon Johansen <>, freebsd-isdn@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: Freebsd 3.0 and the latest i4b

On Sun, Nov 29, 1998 at 02:20:20AM +0100, Jon Johansen wrote:

I'll take the freedom of posting the diff from 0.63 to the current
Makefile for isdnd (from the developers version).  If you apply this,
it should solve the problem, I believe (but I have been known to be
wrong before).

This doesn't sound like a happy developer who needs to "take the freedom"
to post a small diff.

> Yes, it's a shame it's that old. The last public release won't even compile
> on NetBSD-current any more.
> There is going to be a new release - and it will be worth all the time!

I don't doubt this.

> There is no closed developement, it's open: send in a driver for the ITK
> cards, and Hellmuth will definitively add it to the next release ;-)

So, I wrote a hypergalactic new driver, but - surprise - something changed
during the last months and I've done almost the whole work for nothing.
Maybe I have to completely rewrite my driver which could have been avoided
by simply making snapshots available. 

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