Subject: Re: Hope for winmodem support?
To: Bernd Sieker <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/15/2001 12:42:32
On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Bernd Sieker wrote:

> On 14.02.01, 10:12:44, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> > On slashdot, they say "IBM Releases GPLd WinModem Support For Linux"
> > <>. Is there any
> > chance that this might be able to be migrated to NetBSD? There is
> Probably not, _because_ it is GPL, and we do not want our kernel to
> become infected by this virulent licence.

	Isn't most of the work in the firmware binary? Rewriting the
	supporting code to download that into the modem and talk to it
	should not be too much of a problem... (not volunteering :)

		David/absolute		-- No hype required --