Re: ipw3945 status

From: Alistair John Strachan
Date: Sun Jul 30 2006 - 20:20:56 EST

On Monday 31 July 2006 00:12, Pavel Machek wrote:
> And... Intel will not even tell you WTF that daemon does. They claim
> it is for FCC, but it seems to be doing more than that. So maybe I'm
> not _that_ paranoid.

Agreed, from what Matthew's said it seems like the daemon is being used to
hide intellectual property, not something we should really be encouraging.

I think the title "regulatory daemon" has multiple meanings, it REGULATES your
frequencies to FCC specs, it REGULATES your wireless card's power and
temperature levels, and it REGULATES your right to use the hardware ;-)

Ultimately the question remains, will we open this can of worms by accepting
drivers that depend on proprietary software (i.e. they will not function at
all without it). I'm fairly sure the answer should be "No".


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