On Wed, 2008-10-22 at 11:38 +0200, Bastian Blank wrote: > On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:54:41AM +0200, Thomas Weber wrote: > > Am Mittwoch, den 22.10.2008, 08:36 +0200 schrieb Bastian Blank: > > > On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 08:07:52AM +0200, Michal Čihař wrote: > > > > At least ipw2100 drivers changed firmware name if they required > > > > different version, so I guess this is also used by others... > > > If they need an incompatible one. Not necessarily if they just need a > > > newer one. > > I'm not really into hardware, but how often does kernel firmware change > > in an incompatible way? > > The iwl4965 firmware changed 2 times incompatible since the driver > exists. That makes me wonder just how separate the driver and firmware are. If they are tightly coupled then the firmware may become subject to the GPL as well. Ben.
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