Congratulations to you and FIC

Giovanni Corriga giovanni at
Tue Nov 14 22:12:05 CET 2006

Il giorno mar, 14/11/2006 alle 15.04 -0500, Richard Franks ha scritto:
> > > The One Laptop per Child project is developing a free driver + firmware
> > > for the Marvell chip that will be used in the $100 Laptop. Maybe that
> > > code could be reused here.
> > 
> > How free? NDA and a GPL'ed driver afterwards?
> > 
> > Have you got a link for me about this?
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I took my references from Jim Getty's blog:

Marvell is not in a position to open their wireless firmware as it is
currently dependent on the third party operating system kernel that they
do not own. A GPL Linux device driver for the Marvell wireless chip, the
Libertas driver, still under development but also fully functional can
be found in ourGIT tree.

We are having open firmware for the Marvell wireless chip developed by
Meraki. I don’t know yet what license that code will be released under,
though would expect it would likely be one or more of the MIT, LGPL or
GPL licenses; but we’ll have to think through the usage cases and needs
of the communities involved before we can make that choice.

This new firmware will be distributable by anyone to anyone in source or
binary form. The existing closed firmware blob will be similarly
redistributable as soon as we finish working with Marvell’s lawyers to
get the right language on the license for it.


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