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[openFATE 305768] Use open source firmware for b43
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 18:04:35 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-305768-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Michael Loeffler (sprudel24)
Feature #305768, revision 2
Title: Use open source firmware for b43

- openSUSE-11.2: Unconfirmed
+ openSUSE-11.2: Evaluation
Priority
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Helmut Schaa (hschaa)

Description:
Currently openSUSE does not ship the firmware for broadcom devices due
to legal issues. Only a script /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware is
provided which is not easy to find for new users. However an open
source firmware for these devices are available now at [1] and would
allow to be shipped with openSUSE. Of course this firmware needs some
testing but it would be quite nice to not depend anymore on the
proprietary firmware. [1] http://www.ing.unibs.it/openfwwf/


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