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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 22:12:03 +0100
From:	David Woodhouse <>
To:	Arjan van de Ven <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [bug?] tg3: Failed to load firmware "tigon/tg3_tso.bin"

On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 13:59 -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 13:51:50 -0700 (PDT)
> David Miller <> wrote:
> > Yet that is exactly the impression that I have gotten over
> > all of the communication I've received.
> > 
> then I'd like to set that impression straight (and burry the
> conspiracy theories)... I've never asked David to do this for any kind
> of legal theory or otherwise. Any of it, tg3 or otherwise. And while I
> can't speak for Intel on legal aspects (if there are any here), I can
> speak as Davids manager that this entire project hasn't originated from
> anything we (Intel) asked him to do.

I wouldn't worry, Arjan. There is no basis for Dave's claim, and he
knows perfectly well I was working on it before I was working for Intel.

It's perfectly sensible janitorial-type work which has needed doing for
ages, and which I got interested in after a discussion about the kernel
that Fedora ships.

The Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (of which I'm a member) agreed
that Fedora would _like_ to ship a firmware-less kernel, if that was
technically feasible (and didn't involve actually breaking drivers).


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