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Old 10-30-2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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LXer: This week at LWN: GPL-only symbols and ndiswrapper


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The "ndiswrapper" module has been featured on this page before. It is a special sort of glue module which allows Windows NDIS drivers to be loaded into a Linux kernel. It can be found on systems using hardware (wireless adapters in particular) which is not well supported by Linux drivers; by gluing in the Windows driver, ndiswrapper allows this hardware to operate. But, since it is a mechanism created to stuff the most proprietary of binary modules into Linux, ndiswrapper was always going to raise some eyebrows.

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