Comment 98 for bug 200509

Philipp Ehses (philipp-ehses) wrote :

Hi Steve,

sorry, I wasn't aware of the licensing issue.

The firmware comes from openSuSE 11.1. I did a quick search and found out that they are included in the following (rpm) packages:


zypper info returns this (shortened)::

Name: iwl3945-ucode

Name: iwl4965-ucode

Name: iwl5000-ucode
Version: 5.4.A.11-2.9

I had a quick look in the README and LICENSE files which come with the firmware, and it seems that redistribution is allowed as long as the binaries are unchanged and the license files are attached (which I can easily provide, or we can just get the rpm packages which include them as well). Here's an excerpt:

Redistribution. Redistribution and use in binary form, without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are

* Redistributions must reproduce the above copyright notice and the
  following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials
  provided with the distribution.
* Neither the name of Intel Corporation nor the names of its suppliers
  may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
  without specific prior written permission.
* No reverse engineering, decompilation, or disassembly of this software
  is permitted.