atmel-firmware (and bcm2303-firmware)

Edd Dumbill ejad at
Thu Jan 19 09:46:05 GMT 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 09:35 +0000, Paul Sladen wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Jan 2006, Adam Conrad wrote:
> > ipw2200's license is such that we can actually distribute it in main.  I
> > doubt that the bcm2303 firmware fits that description.
> The information is have is what I stuck in the copyright file; according to:
>         From: Edd Dumbill <ejad at>
>         Message-id: <E17mj60-0000q8-00 at>
>         [...]
>         (b) The binary-only firmware itself (Broadcom have approved its
>             distribution)
> Edd, do you have the original email from Broadcom (or similar) confirming
> their position, I'd love to be able to include that directly if you still
> have it anywhere (and are allowed to distribute it... :).


-- Edd
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Here is the copy of the original email that I got from Broadcomm.



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Good news. We have Broadcom Corporate and Legal approval for release of our
firmware as part of the BlueZ posting. Send us a copy of it to load up when
you have a chance (or let us know when its up and we will download it).

The BCM_LEGAL.txt file should contain the following information:

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BCM firmware version 2.9
Copyright (c) 2000-2001 Broadcom Corporation

Contact info:
         bluetooth_help at

BlueFW will have:
         BCM2033_md.hex  -       BCM mini driver
         BCM2033_fw.bin  -       BCM firmware
         BCM.LEGAL.txt   -       Legal info

- - - - - -

We are going to make another release of firmware in about 2 weeks and will
definately keep you in the loop.




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