Re: [opensuse] Re: [opensuse-factory] Problem with openSUSE 11.3 for systems with Broadcom BCM4312
- From: Richard Atcheson <ratcheson@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 19:37:41 -0500
On Tuesday 13 July 2010 14:57:22 Andreas Jaeger wrote:
The driver violates the kernel license and therefore we do not distribute
it as part of openSUSE.
I think I'm beginning to understand. The reason for not making the Broadcom
drivers available is not because of Broadcom's distribution licensing but
because it's closed source and the suse kernel is GPL and therefore the two
will not play nice. If a user wants/needs the Broadcom driver then he must
get it by some other means and figure out a way to install without suse's
help. Is that the shorthand way of explaining it?
Even if that is the case, I still don't understand the earlier comment that
Packman couldnt make those drivers available.
Why can't Broadcom play this - like many others -
according to the roles of the game?
Perhaps it's because no one really knows the rules of the game??
Is this another of those religious wars that will never be settled because
there is no middle ground?
It's awfully frustrating, especially to the non technical user.
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