Subject: Re: [Announce] Driver for Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 (Centrino)
To: Wouter Klouwen <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/04/2004 08:17:39
In message <>, Wouter Klouwen writes:
>David Young( said 2004.08.03 18:16:23 +0000:
>> On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 02:37:46PM +0200, Damien Bergamini wrote:
>> > I'm pleased to announce the first release of a native NetBSD driver for th
>> > Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 802.11b network adapter (a core component of th
>> > Intel(R) Centrino technology). You can download the driver here:
>> Cool.  Have you asked Intel if we can distribute their firmware binary
>> under BSD license terms?
>It is quite a sticky issue, and should probably receive some attention by
>someone with some legal knowledge. AFAICT NetBSD may be eligible to
>redistribute it but certainly not under the BSD license.
>This may be a minor problem, but I think it would be good if this was
>integrated into the source tree, provided users were alerted to the fact
>they need the seperate firmware.

Could it be in pkgsrc, where we can better cope with all sorts of 

		--Steve Bellovin,