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Re: [gNewSense-users] <define>statement, firmware - KFV

From: crap0101
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] <define>statement, firmware - KFV
Date: Sat, 03 May 2008 02:06:09 +0200

Il giorno ven, 02/05/2008 alle 17.38 -0500, Luis Alberto Guzmán García
ha scritto:
> Hi!,
> I'm back in my KFV that i let behind, now i looked for (1)non-free
> firmware, (2) sourceless blobs, and of course the (3)license.
> Checking the last packages in drivers/net, i notice that most of Intel
> Free Software uses the <define> statement and then write all kind
> assembly language instructions, to use them on later files.
> I assumed that that is free software, correct in the 3 possible ways,
> right?.
> Because of the license. The way they program is "normal" for hardware,
> other companies work the same way, i believe that's the way to write a
> program for hardware. An example could be:
> linux-2.6.24_12.22/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl-hw.h
> (some times is both of any GNU GPLv2 or BSD, we can stick to GPLv2)
I'm tried to understand the use of the <define> statement and, if i
don't go wrong, thiese are free. But, i would to assert someone much
qualified than me...  

> Also ask about this, it's a sourceless blob, right?
yes :(

> linux-2.6.24_12.22/drivers/net/wan/wanxlfw.inc_shipped
> (I'll rise a bug for it, if apply)
> I've found some license issues, that i'll study and rise a bug if
> necessary, by now the drivers/net section is virtually complete. :)
> Keep hacking!

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