Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2006 20:44 UTC, submitted by jasper
Red Hat Red Hat has an NDA cooperation with Marvell for the wireless chips that they want to use for the One Laptop per Child-project. The idea of this is that both parties think Marvell will be more open in the future, but this is absolutely not the path they should walk, according to OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt. "I am getting really tired of 'open source' people who work against the open source community. Our little group can probably take credit for having 'opened up' more wireless devices than the rest of the community, and therefore we feel we have a better grasp of the damage OLPC has done here."
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by xultz on Fri 6th Oct 2006 01:46 UTC
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The pourpose of the Marvell is to develop a new firmware which would make a better network with less power, because the firmware make the nodes of the network, and not the CPU.
So, what is better? To keep the freedom philosophy, or make a much better product? Its a matter of self opinion. Red Hat and OLPC has his own.

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