FLOSS drivers are not a problem. The hardware vendors are the problem
Posted Feb 1, 2007 17:41 UTC (Thu) by bronson
In reply to: FLOSS drivers are not a problem. The hardware vendors are the problem
Parent article: A report from the Linux wireless developers meeting
Let's be clear: no manufacturer actually forbids open source drivers. They just refuse to provide open drivers themselves. Why? Because that would be instant culpability if the FCC decides to interpret the currently ambiguous rules in a very unfriendly manner.
So, instead of opening themselves up to that risk, they simply do nothing. It's a terrible state of affairs. I wish I knew of something that would kock this logjam loose.
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