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Re: FC3 request

On Sat, 2004-07-03 at 01:46, Mike Fedyk wrote:

> >BN> No, due to licensing concerns; Fedora Core is built to be 100%
> >BN> Free/OSS; a wrapper for binary windows drivers really doesn't
> >BN> qualify.
> >
> >I'm confused; ndiswrapper is 100% open source.  The drivers aren't,
> >but I didn't see any call to include them.  If anything, the "get it
> >upstream first" argument applies, but I don't see how the license
> >issue does.
> >  
> >
> It could be seen as an "enabler" in legal circles.
> That said, I don't see Red Hat removing it once it's in the upstream 
> kernel, so that seems like the only way to get ndiswrapper in Fedora's 
> kernels.

It's likely incompatible with the Fedora kernel anyway due
to the 4K stacks. (Windows apparently provides a 12KB stack,
so its a miracle it works at all even with 8KB stacks).

So if ndiswrapper did get merged into the upstream kernel ever,
it'd likely be disabled in the kernels we ship.


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