[PATCH] b43/b43legacy - Credit Broadcom with enabling the development of the drivers
dwmw2 at infradead.org
Wed Sep 22 07:14:38 EDT 2010
On Wed, 2010-09-22 at 07:05 +0200, Michael Büsch wrote:
> + Broadcom enabled the development of this driver, by providing all required
> + hardware information in the form of binary software drivers.
> Let me rephrase the comment a little bit. I will not change the
> meaning :)
> + Certain lawyers are wrong, and this driver proves it.
> + http://tinyurl.com/ybl83uw
> That's basically all it says. No more, no less.
Fairly close :)
But it's a little more than that. It's more like:
+ I know you're scared that the world will end if you 'enable' this
+ driver in any way... but *look* -- you've actually been 'enabling'
+ if from the very beginning, and you haven't been eaten by a grue
+ yet. So please get over your stupid paranoia, and work with us
+ sensibly for once. Which would include:
+ - letting us have permission to distribute the firmware.
+ - giving us the odd hint about how to fix/improve the driver.
+ - merging your new driver with the existing one, if appropriate.
+ - etc.
It does us no harm to make it explicitly clear that the driver
development was 'enabled' by what Broadcom published. And if it has
*any* chance of showing the paranoid factions in Broadcom that their
fears are baseless, it has the potential to be helpful.
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