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    SubjectRe: GPL source code for Smart USB 56 modem (includes ALSA AC97 patch)
    On Thu, 09 Sep 2004 18:50:06 +0200
    Theodore Ts'o <> wrote:

    > The good news is that there a completely GPL'ed, source-complete
    > driver already in the 2.6 kernel, sound/pci/intel8x0m.c, which will
    > work with the user-mode daemon found in the distribution.
    > This driver doesn't have all of the functionality of slamr driver
    > (which requires the propietary, binary-only object file) --- most
    > notably, ATM1 doesn't work when using the completely open-source
    > intl8x0m driver.

    Those functionality limitations in open source modem drivers are just
    "unimplemented yet" stuff. The final goal is to replace proprietary
    slamr driver completely.

    Best Regards,
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