absurd: network connection required to obtain a network driver

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 3 19:57:57 UTC 2008

Mackenzie Morgan [2008-07-03 14:31 -0400]:
> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 2:26 PM, Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > Przemysław Kulczycki [2008-07-03 20:14 +0200]:
> >> If not, then maybe Canonical could ask Broadcom  for permission to
> >> redistribute these files?
> >
> > That already happened many times, but fell on deaf ears unfortunately.
> And even then, that'd just give Canonical permission to redistribute
> them.  It wouldn't give us (the users who like to make copies of our
> Ubuntu CDs and hand them out) permission.

Well, of course I meant "for Ubuntu", i. e. permission to redistribute
the firmware freely (as in beer, and as in "no limits").

Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
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