Posted Apr 20, 2007 0:59 UTC (Fri) by njs
In reply to: Binary Blobs?
Parent article: MadWifi: Much ado about nothing?
The Intel blob is firmware -- i.e., code loaded onto the card that executes on its processor. The MadWifi HAL is a user-space, closed-source, daemon that must be running for the kernel driver to work. One could argue this is a distinction without a difference, but I believe it's the distinction people have drawn.
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