Changes between Version 37 and Version 38 of HardwareInfo/WirelessFirmwares


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Timestamp:
Dec 30, 2009 7:07:21 AM (9 years ago)
Author:
colin
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Summing up firmware distribution possibilites

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  • HardwareInfo/WirelessFirmwares

    v37 v38  
    102102=== Preparation for Mailinglist discussion ===
    103103
     104 * Firmware distribution groups are:
     105   1. Distribution possible, User *must* take notice of license
     106      * iprowifi2100
     107      * iprowifi2200
     108   2. Distribution possible
     109      * iprowifi3945
     110      * iprowifi4965
     111      * marvell88w8363
     112      * ralinkwifi
     113   3. Distribution impossible
     114      * broadcom43xx
     115      * marvel88w8335
     116       
     117==== Common license rules ====
     118 * Putting license into HAIKU_TOP/data/system/data/licenses/
     119 * Putting license in firmware directory /system/data/firmware/<driver name>/
     120 * Adding entry in AboutSystem
     121
    104122==== Firmware for iprowifi2100 and iprowifi2200 ====
    105123 * Main issue is that the license requires the end user taking notice of the license before using the firmware. [[BR]]
    106  -> Colin, mmadia discussed the topic on distributing the firmware along with Haiku. Based on the [http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?n=faq&s=license#license_1 3 bullets] we are consensing that distributing and using the firmware out of the box is feasible. But it would require that the Haiku Installer includes a notion about the Intel firmware license and its strictness.
     124   * Colin, mmadia discussed the topic on distributing the firmware along with Haiku. Based on the [http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?n=faq&s=license#license_1 3 bullets] we are consensing that distributing and using the firmware out of the box is feasible. But it would require that the Haiku Installer includes a notion about the respective Intel firmware license.