OpenFWWF for Broadcom wireless cards and Linux-libre

Tomek Chrzczonowicz chrzczonowicz at
Fri Apr 17 04:54:43 UTC 2009

Dnia 2009-04-16, czw o godzinie 20:19 -0300, Alexandre Oliva pisze:

> Support for these firmwares is present in 2.6.30 pre-releases upstream.
> I'm yet to clean up the patches, though.
> I'm undecided as to whether to retrofit support for the Free firmware
> into Linux-libre releases corresponding to earlier kernels.  It's a bit
> against the rules of keeping changes to a minimum, but it would probably
> be a smaller change than disabling it altogether, like we do today.  And
> it might make deblob simpler, in that its patterns wouldn't have to
> somehow tell pre-2.6.30 code from 2.6.30+.
> I'm afraid I might be unable to clean up 2.6.30-rc2 before going on a
> trip to Panama for FLISOL, April 21-26 :-(  I certainly wouldn't mind if
> someone else beat me to it :-)

Alright, guess I'll have to wait then. 

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