Broadcom wifi drivers in F-14?

Hans de Goede hdegoede at redhat.com
Wed Sep 15 06:31:19 UTC 2010


Hi,

On 09/14/2010 01:31 PM, 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.
>

Hmm, now that they are trying to be opensource friendly, can't we get them
to license the old firmware under the same license as the new one? It would
be great to be able to ship the old firmware and haver older broadcom cards
work out of the box.

David do you have a contact inside Broadcom to talk to about this, and could
you ask?

Regards,

Hans


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