problem with b43
peter at stuge.se
Fri Sep 24 14:39:17 EDT 2010
> Don't really understand, before buy the neatgear, I post on
> different forum or IRC and everybody seems say that this model was
> recommended by fsf ( http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/index_html/net/wireless/index_html/cards.html )
> Is it used free "technology" or not ?
It depends on your definition.
There is software inside almost every device which is not free. There
is a small computer inside every hard drive, every networking card,
every wifi card, every part of a computer.
If that software must be open and available then no device is free.
If it is OK to consider the device as a hardware (also when a part of
it is non-free software) and the hardware being free as long as it
can be *used* with free software, then very many devices are free,
including b43 wireless cards using non-free software inside the
> It is very complicated for French to understand all these subtleties!
Maybe you can find a technical group in your area which can explain
it in your language.
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