GPL-only symbols and ndiswrapper
Posted Oct 25, 2006 19:47 UTC (Wed) by mikov
Parent article: GPL-only symbols and ndiswrapper
Tehnical issues aside (wasn't NDIS specifically designed to allow binary portability of network drivers?), what I don't get is this: the kernel developers know very well that many people use ndiswrapper, simply because they don't have a choice. It is much better to use Linux + ndiswrapper, than not to use Linux at all. So, suddenly they are saying "we don't care about you guys anymore, go buy another laptop".
What options do people have ?
- Buy another laptop (yeah, right)
- Use Windows (yeah, right)
- Patch the kernel to remove the restriction.
I wonder whether Ubuntu will ship a kernel with ndiswrapper disabled.
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