On Mon, 2005-02-28 at 12:09 -0500, Eric Warnke wrote:
After reviewing the archives of the various lists I have found no
discussion on the topic of wireless driver inclusion in FC.
I have checked with LICENSE and FAQ for the intel driver and firmware
and was wondering if it could be included in core. Without those driver
it makes most centrino based laptops useless without special handling.
The actual _driver_ has been included in Core kernels for some time
Specifically since I know people will ask, the problem must lie in
firmware since the driver is GPL. The firmware is under a commercial
licence that allows redistribution as long as a small number of
conditions are met. Distributed by rpm and installed the only condition
that needs to be met is that the LICENCE file needs to be installed with
"*Your rights to redistribute the Software shall be contingent upon your
installation of this Agreement in its entirety in the same directory as
This is a non-starter. If the package is not under a FOSS license,
which this is not, then it cannot be included in Core. The Intel
firmware is not under such a license.