Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Oct 2006 21:10 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Michael Lotz, of Tracker.NewFS, SVG, Haiku USB, Qemu, and countless other cool-things-to-have fame has checked in Haiku's first wireless network driver, for the Intel Pro Wireless 2100. This chipset, which inhabits nearly all early Centrino-badged devices, is amongst the more common wireless hardware found in recent computers. It works on r5 as well.
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RE[2]: Broadcom???
by traderjb on Fri 20th Oct 2006 02:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Broadcom???"
traderjb
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2006-05-16

Oh that would be excellent if they would do that!

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RE[3]: Broadcom???
by Soulbender on Fri 20th Oct 2006 03:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Broadcom???"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"Oh that would be excellent if they would do that!"
ndiswrapper is GPL'd and Haiku tries to avoid using GPL'd code as much a possible.

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RE[4]: Broadcom???
by JonathanBThompson on Fri 20th Oct 2006 04:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Broadcom???"
JonathanBThompson Member since:
2006-05-26

True, Haiku is going to sufficient measures to avoid using GPL'd code as much as possible, if not entirely, for the official code.

This does not stop someone else doing the required work outside of the project to use the GPL'd code, however.

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RE[4]: Broadcom???
by umccullough on Fri 20th Oct 2006 04:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Broadcom???"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

When it comes to drivers, GPL isn't outside the realm of Haiku. Since drivers depend on the kernel and other parts of the OS, and not the other way around, there is really no political disadvantage to using GPL'd driver code.

There are already GPL drivers and other code in the tree.

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