[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD Approved for Redistribution of Intel WiFi Firmware

Okan Demirmen okan at demirmen.com
Fri Mar 9 13:40:38 EST 2007

On Thu 2007.03.08 at 19:08 -0500, Steven Kreuzer wrote:
> I saw this mentioned to the freebsd-current mailing list and Intel  
> put out a press release about it.
> http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/03/prweb509818.htm
> "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."
> Now, after you install FreeBSD on a laptop with one of the chipsets  
> listed above, you no longer have to plug it into a wired network,  
> goto Intel's site, hunt down the firmware and click through the  
> license to download it.
> You simply set legal.intel_driver.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf  
> after you agree to the Intel LICENSE file located in
> /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_driver (driver will be either ipw or iwi)
> While its still annoying, its not as annoying as it used to be. I  
> suppose that is a somewhat fair compromise for now.

this topic has hit many other places; and let's just say the response is
less than stellar.

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