Reverse engineering binary firmware
graziano at gnu.org
Thu Feb 26 10:35:05 UTC 2009
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Richard M Stallman ha scritto:
> One possible item I can identify is the Intel wifi 3945 and similar
> Can you tell me the URL where people can find this binary program?
> Or email me the file?
"Welcome to the open source site hosting Intel's wireless projects for
Linux. Here you will find information about the Linux-based wireless
drivers for Intel adapters.
This site hosts the open source iwlwifi project for use with the
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection adapter "
"Q. What license covers these drivers?
A. The wireless drivers themselves are licensed under the GPL version 2.
Each of the wireless adapters requires a corresponding microcode or
firmware image to be loaded in order to function. The microcode for the
ipw3945 driver (ieee80211 based) also requires the use of a user space
regulatory daemon. All of those binaries are distributed as binaries
under a proprietary, free to redistribute (but not modify), license. "
> Can anyone else suggest a good candidate for this?
> We want a binary blob which is released under a free license.
Graziano Sorbaioli -- www.sorbaioli.org
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