Creative Tries Again At Linux Drivers

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| Months went by after that release with no signs of another beta, but back in
| February of this year, 4Front Technologies had announced an update to the
| Open Sound System (OSS) with initial support for the X-Fi series. Unlike
| support for some of the other sound cards on the market, the X-Fi support in
| its (sbxfi) driver wasn't reverse-engineered but Creative Labs had provided
| some source-code and header files to 4Front Technologies (Open-Source
| Creative X-Fi Support). These code files though had confidential markings,
| but two days later it was found out that this was legal and Creative Labs is
| interacting with both the OSS and ALSA projects. They had finally joined the
| open-source bandwagon.
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...e_take_2&num=1


Recent:

Creative climbs down over home brew Vista drivers

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| Posting a forum message on its website last weekend, Creative threatened
| Daniel_K with legal action, accusing him of infringing its intellectual
| property. The company removed forum posts from the developer containing links
| to his work. *
|
| [...]
|
| Daniel_K is incensed by Creative. "They publicly threatened me, just to show
| their arrogance," he told El Reg by email.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04..._driver_links/


Creative Labs : Product Boards : Sound Blaster : Message to Daniel_K

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| [...]
|
| To be clear, we are asking you to respect our legal rights in this matter and
| cease all further unauthorized distribution of our technology and IP. *In
| addition we request that you observe our forum rules and respect our right to
| enforce those rules. *If you are in any doubt as to what we would consider
| unacceptable then please request clarification through one of our forum
| moderators before posting. * *
|
| Phil O'Shaughnessy
| VP Corporate Communications
| Creative Labs Inc.
|
| [...]
|
| My god, you guys got some balls on you, either that or you'r all bordeline
| mad.
|
| He offered a service you guys cant/wont, and in so madde a lot og YOUR
| customers happy about their product again.
|
| Now you wanna whipe him out and keep him silent by threatning about legal
| actions.
|
| This is a beyond retarded, shame on you, shame on you.
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http://forums.creative.com/creativel...cending&page=1


Related:

Creative Joining The Open Bandwagon

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| It's official, Creative Labs is joining the open specification/code bandwagon
| for the X-Fi series. Earlier this week we shared that through the Open Sound
| System there is now open-source support for the Sound Blaster X-Fi. *
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjMyMw


Why Vista sounds worse

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| Changes to how the latest version of Windows handles audio playback has
| caused unexpected quality issues for musicians and consumers alike, reports
| Tim Anderson *
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...oft.technology


Audio in Linux is awesome

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| I can’t wait for PulseAudio. I’m sure that will make all of this even easier.
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http://darkness.codefu.org/wordpress/2007/12/15/292