Broadcom wifi drivers in F-14?

John W. Linville linville at
Tue Sep 14 14:13:25 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:31:44PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-09-14 at 00:40 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > IIRC they require a firmware blob that has a license that we cannot distribute
> > unlike say the Intel firmwares. I could be wrong though. 
> That's still true of the b43 firmware for older (pre-802.11n) devices,
> but the firmware to go with their new driver is now in
> linux-firmware.git.
> Their *original* offering of that new firmware had a stupid licence --
> you could only distribute it if you promised to indemnify and defend
> Broadcom from all related third-party lawsuits. They fixed that though,
> and I merged it.

Nevertheless, everyone I know that has reviewed the newly released
driver code is being treated for eye cancer.  I wouldn't expect to
see it in F-14.

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