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    SubjectRe: Gigabit Intel NIC? - Intel Gigabit Ethernet Pro/1000T
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    > I know, jumping in at this late-stage is bad form... but if we're talking
    > about the Intel 82543GC Gigabit MAC, why doesn't someone just use the
    > FreeBSD if_wx.c driver as a starting point?

    Intel have released a BSD like licensed gig-E driver for Linux. It needs a
    serious cleanup but the hardware interface is very very clean so that is a
    doable job. There are some patent related licensing issues but the discussion
    on resolving that and getting them into the kernel does look promising
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