Broadcom wifi drivers in F-14?

Fulko Hew fulko.hew at
Thu Sep 16 15:27:19 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 10:53 AM, drago01 <drago01 at> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 4:49 PM, Jon Masters <jonathan at>
> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 10:34 -0400, Fulko Hew wrote:
> >> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Jon Masters
> >> <jonathan at>wrote:
> >
> >> > Well, the US law of the land says that you can't listen in on
> >> > telephone communications frequencies either. And the CFR advice and
> >> > FCC implementation is to require that designers of radio equipment
> >> > make it intentionally difficult to modify that equipment to listen
> >> > in on such frequencies.
> >
> >> The law in Canada is/was a little different.
> >
> > That's nice, but most of these manufacturers seem to be US based.
> Its not that simple ... they have to comply with the regulatory rules
> of the countries they ship there products in.

It just goes to show that the process is worthless,
because it can be circumvented in all sorts of manners.
Most simply by taking your laptop on your next trip outside of _your_
'regulated' (where the hardware was shipped to) country.

Whats going to stop your hardware from broadcasting illegally?
A judge, a lawyer, a license agreement?

So in the end, it really doesn't matter where the source code,
or the blob is hackable/crackable.

But lets not cloud the issue with facts.  :-(

The fact is that we are currently saddled with this situation till some new
wireless standard can operate in a band, anywhere in the world, wit
the same transmission characteristics.
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