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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RE[4]: Well
by ddpbsd on Fri 6th Oct 2006 15:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Well"
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From reading the following comments I'm lead to believe there are firmware files included with OpenBSD.

Our tree now contains firmware licenses from many other vendors

and If we included this firmware in OpenBSD, we would have to put it in our "source tree". We do not put binary files into our CVS repository (for various technical reasons, but also to avoid these traps). Even if a vendor gives us a binary firmware with the right license, we turn it into a .h file and later on use a program to re-format it to a binary firmware file. Most people would largely consider a .h file to
be a "source form". Intel prohibits this for no good reason.

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