Changes between Version 52 and Version 53 of HardwareInfo/WirelessFirmwares


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Jan 3, 2010, 7:19:55 AM (10 years ago)
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mmadia
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  • HardwareInfo/WirelessFirmwares

    v52 v53  
    126126   * a separate directory in the repository in HAIKU_TOP/data/system/data/firmware/<driver-name>/.
    127127     * This directory contains the firmware in its original bundled form (sticking to license requirements)
    128    * a settings file <driver-name> in HAIKU_TOP/data/settings/kernel/drivers/ mapping the FreeBSD firmware name to the vendor's original firmware name.
    129  * Firmware will reside in /system/data/firmware/<driver-name>/ once it is in place.
     128   * a settings file <driver-name> in HAIKU_TOP/data/settings/kernel/drivers/ will map the FreeBSD firmware name to the vendor's original firmware name.
     129 * Firmware once installed, will reside in /system/data/firmware/<driver-name>/.
    130130 * Firmware file permissions must be set to read-only, as they are loaded directly into kernel space (having future multi-user feature in mind).
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    132132==== Proposed handling of group 1 ====
    133133 * Main issue is that the license requires that end users are taking notice of the license before using the firmware. [[BR]]
    134  * Mmadia and colin discussed the topic on distributing the firmware along with Haiku:
     134 * Colin and mmadia discussed the topic on distributing the firmware along with Haiku:
    135135   * 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.
    136136   * But installing and using it right during boot is problematic. The user *must* have a chance reading the license first.
    137    * For the Haiku-CD-installation scenario this could be solved be adding the license to the Haiku Installer.
    138    * However, when used as a Live-CD/-USB where there is no need for running the installer first, the problem continues to exist.
    139    * '''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.
     137     * For the Haiku-CD-installation scenario this could be solved be adding the license to the Haiku Installer.
     138     * However, when used as a Live-CD/-USB where there is no need for running the installer first, the problem continues to exist.
     139   * '''Proposed solution''': Shipping the firmware inside its original bundled form with Haiku along with a script, allowing the user to install the firmware when he wants to. The installer script provides license conformance, by allowing the user to view the license prior to use. Note: Read [WirelessFirmwares#Onetorulethemall "One to rule them all"] section down the page.
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    141141  * 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.