Broadcom joins the Linux Foundation

Michael Haney thezorch at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 12:05:40 UTC 2011


On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 8:39 PM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> Citing the 'growing base of customers using Linux,' Broadcom makes historic
> move to deepen support for the open source OS
>
> It was exciting news back in September when Broadcom unveiled brcm80211, the
> fully open and Linux-compatible driver for several of its 802.11n wireless
> chipsets. Now, however, it looks like the company will soon make what
> promises to be an even bigger announcement.
>
> Specifically, in a move that will be officially announced on Monday, the
> company has taken its Linux support to the next level by joining the Linux
> Foundation, with plans to extend its open development and collaboration with
> the Linux community.
>
> http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source/broadcom-joins-the-linux-foundation-910
>

This is probably the best news the Linux Community could have heard
all year.  Broadcom chips are used in just about every computer with
Wi-Fi ever made.  One of the biggest issues for Linux in recent years
has been poor Wi-Fi support.

That's about to change, and its a good thing.

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