Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 17:40 UTC, submitted by kragil
Linux Ahem. I just had to write that all-caps headline. Broadcom's wireless chips - used by just about everybody in this industry - have been a major pain in the bum for Linux users, because the company did not release open source drivers. Workarounds had to be created, lots of pain was had in the process, but now, Broadcom has finally seen the light: they have open sourced their wireless Linux drivers.
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RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage
by lemur2 on Fri 10th Sep 2010 02:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Darkmage"
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For the same reasons that AMD opened their drivers and technical manuals.

Nitpick: AMD did not open their drivers, only their technical programming manuals. AMD did, however, release some SDK-like demo code as open source. This code was not a driver.

Edited 2010-09-10 02:24 UTC

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