Changes between Version 46 and Version 47 of HardwareInfo/WirelessFirmwares


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Dec 31, 2009 11:47:13 PM (10 years ago)
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colin
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  • HardwareInfo/WirelessFirmwares

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    102102=== Preparation for Mailinglist discussion ===
    103103This mail is a sum up of issues arising when distributing 3rd party wifi firmware.
    104 Aldeck, mmadia, umccoullough and colin were doing research for 4 weeks to getting things sorted out.
     104Aldeck, mmadia, umccoullough and colin were doing research and getting distribution issues sorted out.
    105105
    106  * Firmware distribution groups are:
     106 * Firmware distribution issues are grouped as follows:
    107107   1. Distribution possible, User *must* take notice of license
    108108      * iprowifi2100
     
    130130 * Main issue is that the license requires that end users are taking notice of the license before using the firmware. [[BR]]
    131131 * Mmadia and colin discussed the topic on distributing the firmware along with Haiku:
    132    * 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.
     132   * Based on the [http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?n=faq&s=license#license_1 3 bullets] we are concurring that distributing and using the firmware out of the box is feasible.
    133133   * But installing and using it right during boot is problematic. The user *must* have a chance reading the license first.
    134134   * For the Haiku-CD-installation scenario this could be solved be adding the license to the Haiku Installer.
     
    136136   * '''Proposed solution''': Shipping the firmware with Haiku along with a script, allowing the user to install the firmware when he wants to. The installer script enforces license conformance, then. Note: Read "One to rule them all" section down the page.
    137137 
    138   * Though one could read the [http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net/firmware.php?fid=4 license] in a way, that even distributing the firmware would require the user to consent to it before downloading/buying Haiku. This is why umccullough started getting in contact with Intel itself to get official distribution permission. No reaction so far. Nonetheless colin sees Haiku well prepared, for the case Intel declines, because it would be easy then to remove the firmware and modify the installer script to download the firmware.
     138  * Though one can read the [http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net/firmware.php?fid=4 license] in a way, that even distributing the firmware would require the user to consent to it before downloading/buying Haiku. This is why umccullough started getting in contact with Intel itself to get official distribution permission. No reaction so far. Nonetheless colin sees Haiku well prepared, for the case Intel declines, because it would be easy then to remove the firmware and modify the installer script to download the firmware.
    139139
    140140==== Proposed handling of group 2 ====