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Re: free tg3 ethernet driver

From: Davi Leal
Subject: Re: free tg3 ethernet driver
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 00:44:34 +0200
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I propose we cancel and close the donation-pledge-group 58, [1], because of 
Alan Cox tell us it would be an almost impossible task to work out.  Read 


Alan Cox wrote:
> > We would like to have a tg3 driver which would be accepted as free by the
> > FSF's standards.
> Well if you want to write new firmware for the device you'll need to
> reverse engineer the chip internals or convince Broadcom to document them
> for you. I suspect you'll have to get to the point of xraying the
> component slice by slice and need a multi-million dollar budget.
> Alan

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