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Bug#248893: ITP: atmel-firmware -- Firmware for Atmel at76c50x wireless networking chips.

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : atmel-firmware
  Version         : 1.0
  Upstream Author : Simon Kelley <simon@thekelleys.org.uk>
* URL             : http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/atmel/
* License         : Proprietory - binary distribution allowed
  Description     : Firmware for Atmel at76c50x wireless networking chips.

 The drivers for these chips in the Linux 2.6.x kernel do not include
 the firmware; this firmware needs to be loaded by the host on most
 cards using these chips. This package provides the firmware images
 which should be automatically loaded as needed by the hotplug
 system. It also provides a small loader utility which can be used to
 accomplish the same thing when hotplug is not in use. 

 It has not been possible to persuade Atmel to release the source for
 this firmware, hence it is non-free and not included in the kernel
 drivers. This package will have to go on non-free for the same reason.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.3

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