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Old 09-04-2012, 07:07 AM
Riku Voipio
 
Default Bug#635840: carl9170 firmware missing from debian

Hi,

This is sad, someone actually releases their wireless card firmware
under GPL and we fail to get it included in Debian. Way to encourage
manufacturers to open source their firmwares and end users to buy
hardware with open firmware...

This is quite classic case where perfect has beome the enemy of good.

Could we just put the binary firmware file linux-wireless website[1],[2]
to firmware-linux-free for now, and do the build-from-sources firmware
for Jessie if if deemed neccesary?

[1] http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/carl9170
[2] http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/carl9170/fw1.9.6?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=carl9170-1.fw



Riku


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