NDISwrapper dodges another bullet
Posted Mar 6, 2008 3:18 UTC (Thu) by proski
In reply to: NDISwrapper dodges another bullet
Parent article: NDISwrapper dodges another bullet
I'm not sure about nVidia drivers, but I believe they are compiled specifically for Linux. The free and non-free parts are distributed together by the same entity. I think that's very different from ndiswrapper from the legal standpoint (but IANAL).
What I know for sure, is that a non-free driver for Lucent Orinoco cards used such trick, and it predated ndiswrapper. That's why blaming ndiswrapper that it "started the whole trend" would be misleading.
Besides, driverloader is older than ndiswrapper, and it does the same thing as ndiswrapper. It's also non-free and was caught lying about its license, something that ndiswrapper never did.
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