Broadcom wifi drivers in F-14?

pbrobinson at gmail.com pbrobinson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 15:03:15 UTC 2010


On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 3:13 PM, John W. Linville <linville at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for the update. That's what I suspected as it seems to be the
norm for vendor code dumps.

Peter


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