Intel's Open Source fraud
by Sam Smith
They'll sell you the hardware, but don't want it to just work on free OS'. They claim to support open source, but don't follow through on the talk.
This isn't about releasing source code, it's about allowing redistribution of the binary firmware which runs on the card itself to make it work.
If you want Intel hardware you paid for to work properly, you might want to read more.
|More than that, they are actively working with vendors to criple their BIOS so laptops only accept a range of their wifi cards. Sure they are open, open for business!|
When I read about this sort of thing, it sounds like a parallel reality. On this side, us normal people who just want to get our work done, and who want to be Intel's customers, and who apparently foolish enough to believe their claims of love for the Penguin. On the other side, terrified Intel execs huddled behind the closed drawbridge, preparing the boiling oil.