On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 06:21:23PM -0400, Matthew Emmerton wrote: > > > Folks,
... > > > Can anyone provide some pointers or links that would bring me > > > up-to-date on the current state of affairs on this subject, > > > especially as it related to FreeBSD or *BSD in general? > > > > The folks at Broadcom have not been willing to release any information > > on their 800.11g chips for fear of violating FCC regs. The required > > NDA would prohibit the release of the source. You can program > > both the transmit power and frequency if you have this. (I make no > > claim as to whether their concerns have any validity.) > > > > For that reason there has been no open-source support for these chips. > > Why would Broadcom be scared? Obviously it's the _driver_ that controls the > power/freq output of the chip, so the responsibility of staying within FCC > regs is that of the driver authors. Of course, the "no warranty" aspects of > open source drivers turns a blind eye to liability, but would things really > come back to Broadcom? Simple: ETOOMANYCORPORATELAWYERS is most likely the culprit.. -- | / o / /_ _ [EMAIL PROTECTED] |/|/ / / /( (_) Bulte _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"