Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:01 UTC, submitted by Joel Dahl
FreeBSD "The FreeBSD project has received approval from Intel to redistribute firmware for several Intel-based PRO/Wireless devices in the base FreeBSD operating system. The inclusion of firmware for popular Intel wireless devices means that users of FreeBSD will have native wireless support for many Centrino-branded Intel PRO/Wireless devices without downloading additional software. This approval includes firmware for the Intel 2100, 2200BG, 2225BG, 2915ABG, and the 3945ABG devices."
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License issue, and OSS
by darkcoder on Thu 8th Mar 2007 17:54 UTC
darkcoder
Member since:
2006-07-14

While the concept of OSS is good, taking it to the extreme of not supporting, or including non Open Source software (like the GPL2 only on Linux for example) is not good for the customers, and technicians. And if a license agreement is needed, include it at the system installation, or package installation phase, also warning the user that if the person denies the agreement, the hardware will not be supported (available) on the system.
That would make everyone happy.

PS. And except maybe for lawyers, who reads a license these days???

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RE: License issue, and OSS
by Oliver on Thu 8th Mar 2007 17:56 in reply to "License issue, and OSS"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

People in court after ignoring to read a license perhaps? :o)

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