[Desktop_printing] PAPI for CUPS: Volunteers needed!

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Wed Jun 28 14:01:25 PDT 2006


Giuseppe Ghibò wrote:
> Michael Sweet wrote:
> 
>>> - from driver point of view, how should be the firmware license
>>> (or the firmware itself) so that it could be BUNDLED with the driver 
>>> in a way compatible with the driver/distro open license.
>>
>>
>> The Linux kernel already includes "non-free" but freely distributable
>> firmware files for a variety of devices.  When I load FC5 on my
>> laptop, it includes the firmware file I need for my Wifi card.
>> Some of my USB toys also have firmware files for them...
> 
> which specific driver and firmware and wifi card you are talking about?

My main laptop is a Centrino-variety with the ipw2100 wireless
chipset.  Prior to FC4 I had to download and install the wireless
drivers by hand...

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