Bug 122742 - ADSL modem didn't work
ADSL modem didn't work
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Rik van Riel
Brian Brock
http://baud123.free.fr/eagle/eagle-us...
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Reported: 2004-05-07 12:40 EDT by Flo
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-25 21:20:43 EDT
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Description Flo 2004-05-07 12:40:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
Eagle package allow to use "ADSL modem USB comtrend ct350 / ct361,
sagem fast800 / fast908". It should be interresting to include it
directly, these are very use in France. URL give the source.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to use one of these modem
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Comment 1 Rik van Riel 2004-08-25 21:20:05 EDT
The firmware worries me:

# ADI's firmware header is not free software,
# buildfirmware is therefore in public domain.
# .bnm files are not open sourced, but can be
# considered as data files for buildDSP, and
# buildDSP is published under the GNU GPL license.

I doubt Red Hat would be able to distribute this code.  Even if the
manufacturer gave us (Red Hat) permission to distribute the firmware,
that would not give Fedora's mirror sites permission to do so.

Really two things need to happen for Red Hat to distribute this driver:

1) the firmware must be freely distributable
2) the driver should be included in the upstream kernel

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