Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122742
ADSL modem didn't work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to use one of these modem
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