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RE: [gNewSense-users] Suggestion on linux-ubuntu-modules (wireless)

From: Chan Arthur
Subject: RE: [gNewSense-users] Suggestion on linux-ubuntu-modules (wireless)
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 10:13:44 +0800

I would say you seems a bit radical.

As far as I know, several wireless chipsets projects are working on re-writing 
their driver
in order to work WITHOUT any firmware (binary blobs).

And some of these have already accepted by the upstream kernel, and now is part 
of 2.6.24.

One great example of this is the rt2500/rt61 driver. (not sure)

So that means I would say the entire wireless directory should be looked with 
rather than delete them all at once.

Arthur Chan

> Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 15:51:46 -0500
> From: address@hidden
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: [gNewSense-users] Suggestion on linux-ubuntu-modules (wireless)
> Hi,
> I've been verifying the freedom of the wireless directory of 
> linux-ubuntu-modules and have one suggestion:
> As this directory consist mainly of wireless drivers that are known to 
> require binary blobs (non-free by definition), there is no point in checking 
> the license of each file; they can remain removed in gNewSense. I've put a 
> note in the wiki for each of them. The main reference is 
> In the same topic, we should comment on this 
>  , I think ubuntu should remove the blobs from that package.
> Iván Jiménez
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