From bf347 on Sat, 26 Dec 1998
I'm the author of the new Modem-HOWTO. Someone sent me email saying that he could put me in touch with someone who might release the info needed to write a driver for Lucent LT Winmodems. Is anyone interested? Is the first line of this message truncated? It is on my dumb terminal. I'm writing this from a BBS that allows no editing of this message.
Ironically I was just answering another correspondent who got burned by one of these things.
As I said there, I'll never purchase any internal modem.
However, I'll post this message to my editor (it should appear in the February LG if at all). Maybe someone else will be interested.
[ February when you got it in December? I sometimes defer by one month, but not short messages like this one. Get more coffee. BTW the other querent has a Lucent WinModem, so I'm sure there's at least one interested reader. Contrary to usual, I've left his address available in case any readers want to make contact to take on the task. -- Heather ]
You could also send a message to the SVLUG (Silicon Valley Linux Users Group) list --- since you appear to be in Los Angeles. I realize that L.A. doesn't have as large and active a LUG as the SF Bay and Silicon Valley areas --- thought I've heard that you're working on it.
Look at http://www.svlug.org and http://www.balug.org for a couple of Linux users groups up in Northern Cal that might have some interested programmers. Also be sure to shop it around at your local UG's and in the newsgroups and mailing lists. I'm sure that someone will pick off the job --- if the people at Lucent, or wherever, aren't too onerous.
The message came through fine.