ndiswrapper missing?

Josh islifefun1975 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 7 21:46:57 UTC 2006

Dave Jones <davej at redhat.com> wrote:
 it's deliberatly not shipped.

 >  I may have overlooked. Is there a reason not to bundle ndiswrapper with FC5T3?

- it creates a situation where if you get a kernel bug, I'm not even going
  to look at it, because *anything* could have happened, and as the driver
  is effectively binary only, there's nothing I can do about it.

- it reinforces the message to hardware vendors that it's ok to not
  release documentation or native Linux drivers, because 'they can just use
  the windows driver'.  This is not a 'might happen' btw, there are already
  companies saying this when you call them to ask for documentation.

  Makes perfect sense. I admire fedora taking the same stance as OpenBSD. 
 I'll return my unsupported USB dongle and get a Ralink/atheros one.

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