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Re: [gNewSense-users] re:ipw3945 binary license

From: Dmitry Samoyloff
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] re:ipw3945 binary license
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 17:33:59 +0300
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michael wrote:
> To gnewsense users:
> I did some investigation of the license for intel ipw3945.
> The sttached .html is from their web-site. I hope this helps.
> Michael

>Q. Why don't you allow modification and re-engineering of the binaries?
>A. To operate a radio device, the hardware/firmware combination needs to be 
>FCC (and equivalent in other countries) certified; this excludes end user 
>modification which would void the certification.

Sounds like a bullsh%t to me. Why then we have libre Wi-fi drivers at all?

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