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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 20:49:38 +0300
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Jason Self wrote:
> >>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?
> I agree, but it seems to be a common theme: See "Addressing vendor
> concerns" at [1].
> Attorneys at the Software Freedom Law Center performed their own
> analysis at [2].
> [1]
> [2]

They don't want their devices to be certified under the FCC SDR regulations 
for some reason, but telling us that they will not be certified by FCC in case 
of using free software is a lie.

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