Broadcomm Drivers are now Open Source!

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Broadcomm Drivers are now Open Source!

Postby admiralspark on Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:32 pm

Announced today on Slashdot.com:
"Broadcom, the world's largest manufacturer of Wi-Fi transceivers, open sources its Linux device drivers. This is a big win for Linux users, as there are a lot of users that face Wi-Fi problems when they use Linux on their laptops. With these device drivers now open source, distributions can ship them out-of-the-box, and that means no Linux Wi-Fi problems for new devices and upcoming distributions at all."
This is an amazing one-up for the linux community, since we can now begin to support these devices with better than junk proprietary drivers or sometimes-working linux spinoffs (not to mention ndiswrapper). Check the main article here: http://linux.slashdot.org/story/10/09/09/1925214/Broadcom-Releases-Source-Code-For-Drivers
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Re: Broadcomm Drivers are now Open Source!

Postby piratesmack on Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:10 am

Awesome :D
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Re: Broadcomm Drivers are now Open Source!

Postby Kimaster on Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:05 pm

Yeah, FINALLY!
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