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Re: [gNewSense-users] iwl firmware

From: al3xu5 / dotcommon
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] iwl firmware
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 22:11:05 +0100

Il giorno sabato 30/01/2010 19:56:27 CET
Michael Stevens <address@hidden> ha scritto:

> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:50:31PM +0100, al3xu5 / dotcommon wrote:
> > the drivers are under GPL2... *BUT* they require a *non-free*
> > software firmware to be loaded...

> My complain is that the default gNS on my new install seems to have
> installed the non-free intel firmware by default! So it works when it
> shouldn't.

on my system it did not have worked (but mine is an "old"
istallation... i did it a just few days after the gNS 2.3 release)

> I mean I was planning to accept the freedom violation and manually
> install the nonfree firmware until I save up and buy some properly
> free hardware, but I wasn't expecting gNS to default to nonfree.

i agree... 
despite of a gNS system works or not, these intel drivers, although
they are free, use or "suggest" using non-free blobs to properly
work... so, in my opinion, better if they would come out from gNS...

al3xu5 / dotcommon

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