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    SubjectRe: ipw3945 status
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    On Mon, 2006-07-31 at 01:23 +0100, Alistair John Strachan wrote:
    > On Monday 31 July 2006 00:12, Pavel Machek wrote:
    > [snip]
    > > And... Intel will not even tell you WTF that daemon does. They claim
    > > it is for FCC, but it seems to be doing more than that. So maybe I'm
    > > not _that_ paranoid.
    >
    > Agreed, from what Matthew's said it seems like the daemon is being used to
    > hide intellectual property, not something we should really be encouraging.
    >
    > I think the title "regulatory daemon" has multiple meanings, it REGULATES your
    > frequencies to FCC specs, it REGULATES your wireless card's power and
    > temperature levels, and it REGULATES your right to use the hardware ;-)
    >
    > Ultimately the question remains, will we open this can of worms by accepting
    > drivers that depend on proprietary software (i.e. they will not function at
    > all without it). I'm fairly sure the answer should be "No".
    I entirely agree that this should not be merged, those will accept these
    kindof things, can use intels out of tree driver.

    i sincerely hope for a forked/rewritten driver which does not depend on
    closed userspace daemons.
    >

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