Broadcom Open Sources Wi-Fi Drivers, Linux Users Celebrate

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lien_meat

Think about all the devices these days with wifi...and a large majority have broadcom chips in them.  Presently, it's about a 50% chance your broadcom based wifi supports monitor and/or promiscuous modes in the proprietary driver.  Also, do you really want broadcom to have to try to keep up with all the linux kernels out there on devices (android, symbian...), apple OSes, wp7 and windows desktop OSes, vxworks (many routers run it) etc...  There are more devices with wireless with more OSes out there than any one company should EVER be expected to keep up with.

This is a win for wireless implementations as a whole...not JUST in linux.  Opensource != linux.

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