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Re: ITP: Intel e1000 gigabit NIC driver kernel module

On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 03:34:40PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> > http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000/software.htm
> >
> > The license is GPL or BSD+Intel patent clause.  My package is based on
> > files written by Steve Halsam <araqnid@debian.org> for the device3dfx
> > package, which is currently maintained by Zephaniah E. Hull
> > <warp@debian.org>, and licensed under the GPL
> > (/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL); this information is given in the
> > copyright file of my package.
> This is part of the standard kernel now in 2.5.

How many 2.5 kernels are packaged in Debian?  None currently, because it's
2.5 and generally considered not ready for the world yet.

I don't know how easy it is to get the e1000 source, but the driver search
page Intel's other pages direct you to for the Linux driver is 100%
Windows only.  The current version of the e100 driver is GPL, but the
version in Debian is under another license and placed in non-free because
of patent issues (which have obviously since been resolved..)  I had to
find the current driver because I needed ethtool support for ifplugd.

I realise we're talking about a package with a limited lifespan, but
consider that the standard kernel for woody was still 2.2 with the option
of 2.4.  I think it's safe to suggest that sarge will not be using 2.6 or
3.0 or whatever they wind up calling it as its primary kernel.  I think
the package has some value to those with the hardware.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@bluecherry.net>              Goldfish don't bounce
* joeyh cvs commits his home directory. Aaaaaa
<drow> eeeeeeek
<drow> joeyh: That is simply evil.  Period.

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