|In reply to Comment 194 (Menthos):|
"But where would you turn to for support for that board? Nowhere! Noone will have support for it because the manufacturer don't have any support for AmigaOS on the hardware and why should Amiga have support for it when the manufacturer don't care about running AmigaOS on it? I'm rather glad you pointed this out, because I was nearly about to forget this aspect... =) "
You do realise the HAL is the same? Who do linux users turn to for support? they already HAVE working drivers, provided by the manufacturer! The manufacturer already offered to do the same for us, although it's not even needed as the board is built from the same reference design. The only reason it wouldn't work is if they make it not work, as it's the same board reference.
The linux drivers you see being used to test the A1, are exactly the same ones used on the Barbie, in fact, the Barbie people are responsible for Linux running on the A1 :) So actually, the A1 is being tested to see if it's "Barbie driver" compatible, when they ran the linux tests.
Anyway, who's been supporting you the past 10 years? licensing doesn't mean squat when the manufacturer washes up on the beach :)