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Re: How to install NetBSD on NSLU2 (evbarm)?

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            Donald T Hayford <don%donhayford.com@localhost> writes:
: M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > : Steve Woodford wrote:
: > : > Because of the nature of the device and the firmware distribution 
: > : > issues, getting NetBSD onto an NSLU2 is non-trivial. Feel free to keep 
: > : > asking questions here though if you decide to take the plunge!
: > : >   
: >
: > FreeBSD also includes the firmware, by special permission from Intel.
: >   
: Do you think it's possible that NetBSD could get the same permission 
: from Intel?

I think it is possible.  I don't know, since I didn't set it up.

: Or is there a philosophical problem with how Intel licenses 
: the software?  Also, Warner, I'm curious.  Why does FreeBSD license the 
: software when they don't (as far as I can tell) support the device?

Because FreeBSD does support the device and the NetBSD driver is a
port from FreeBSD.


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