The ipw3945 project
Posted Mar 2, 2006 11:33 UTC (Thu) by gypsumfantastic
In reply to: The ipw3945 project
Parent article: The ipw3945 project
That's all very well, but one might hope that "we" could be trusted, or at least the distros and kernel devs could be trusted by Intel, not to screw around with the spectrum in this way.
Still, if there are regulatory and contractual reasons why Intel cannot release the source from this code, providing it notably as a user-space daemon with an implicit "please us strace to provide a GPL replacement" seems a neat little hack around these restrictions.
I assume that issue of microkernel blobs being distributed with (not LINKED with) the kernel is now a non-issue? Except maybe Debian, I dunno.
Intel are playing pretty nicely on the driver front of late, wireless and graphics, and are to be commended, up to a point. No, I'm not gonna get all Stallman on anybody's ass. Sometimes a sense of pragmatism should prevail, and when it comes to having a working wireless, I'm prepared to make that concession.
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