Broadcom wifi drivers in F-14?

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Wed Sep 15 06:53:47 UTC 2010

Hans de Goede wrote on 15.09.2010 08:31:
> 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?

Just FYI, a question like that was already raised in public a few days
ago, but remains unanswered as of now afaics:


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