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how to ask Intel to open sources of 21140 Ethernet controller driver?

hello!

 

I represent free opensource project ReactOS.

 

We want to kindly ask to open sources of Intel  21140 Ethernet controller driver for Windows Platform. (Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21140 [FasterNet] [1011 :0009])

 

 

 

Intel has developed closed source driver for this network card for Windows XP/2003. This network card is emulated in MS Virtual PC and Hyper-V

 

It would be great if Intel could open the source code for this driver.

We can not supply closedsource drivers in our distribution, we can only distribute free opensource drivers. That why it is so important for us!

 

 

 

 

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Hi Jeditobe, Thank you for posting in Intel® Ethernet Community. After further investigation, The 21140 Ethernet controller is already discontinued and no longer supported. Best Regards, Vince T. Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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Hello, VinceT_Intel !

 

Thank you for the responce. I know that 21140 Ethernet controller is already discontinued and no longer supported.

 

But my request was not about providing technical support.

 

Since this product is no longer of commercial value for Intel, I ask Intel to generously open the source code for the driver for this product.

 

We will be satisfied with almost any quality and state of the source code.

 

Therefore, no one will have to specially prepare source codes and spend resources on this process. Please simply find the sources of the driver and give it to the world under an open source license.

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Hi Jeditobe, Thank you for the clarification. We will check if this is possible however there is no guarantee. We will let you know once there is any update. Thank you. Best Regards, Whybe T Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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Hi Jeditobe, We've sent you a message to request for private information. Looking forward to your response. Best Regards, Vince T. Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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Thank you, we will reply soon

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Hi Jeditobe, Unfortunately we are not able to provide open source Windows driver for 21140 Ethernet controller, however, there are other resources around the net that might be helpful to your implementation. "Old" open source driver: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/tree/master/drivers/net/ethernet/dec/tulip Documentation: (This the hardware reference) https://www.systems.ethz.ch/sites/default/files/file/CASP_Fall2012/21140ahm.pdf https://docs.rtems.org/branches/master/networking/dec_21140.html http://netbsd.gw.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi?tlp+4+NetBSD-1.5 Next generation's manual: http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/specs/21143.pdf Last driver example code: (This is actually provided by Microsoft and not Intel) https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-driver-samples Please be informed that Intel has no control over the content of the 3rd party sites shared in this post. Hope this helps. Best Regards, Vince T. Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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Hi Jeditobe, Please let us know if there's other assistance needed. Best Regards, Vince T. Intel Customer Support Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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