Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/13

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Subject: [Leica] Why a digital M
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Tue Jul 13 07:31:11 2004

And does anyone really want Kodak firmware? They're stillll trying to
get their DSLRs right and they've been at it for years and years.

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[] On Behalf Of
David Mason
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 10:21 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Why a digital M

Well, not really software in the traditional sense - its firmware.
Unfortunately firmware work requires intimate knowledge of the hardware
and usually is provided by the hardware manufacturer. So if Leica hire
Kodak - they will get Kodak firmware writers. I doubt Kodak would want
outside help on proprietary firmware. Innovation is nearly impossible
when Intellectual property is kept as secret as it is these days.

On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 07:11:21 -0700, Frank Filippone
<> wrote:
> BD ... The area for innovation is the software.  IF they are smart 
> enough to hire the best (consulting) minds in the business, some real 
> innovation is possible.  If they try developing it from their own 
> labs, well, it will not be an innovation.
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