Re: ipw3945 status

From: James Courtier-Dutton
Date: Sun Jul 30 2006 - 12:56:00 EST

Kasper Sandberg wrote:
Because it would involve a moderate rewriting of the driver, and we'd have to carry a delta against Intel's code forever.
without knowing this for sure, dont you think that if a largely changed
version of the driver appeared in the tree, intel may start developing
on that? cause then they wouldnt be the ones that "broke" compliance
with FCC(hah) by not doing binaryonly.

Where can I find this FCC law that seems to be crippling open source wlan development?

I am not from the USA, so I don't have to comply with the FCC. Could we make a non-crippled totally open source driver for use by people outside the USA?

For example, here in the UK one can own radios that can transmit on any frequency one likes, but if you actually press the TX button without a the appropriate License, you break the law.

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