Collection talk:Device drivers and firmware

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Boot loaders

H-node collaboration

From the directory-discuss mailing-list

On 2021-10-01 20:09, Craig Topham wrote:
> On 9/24/21 3:51 AM, Yuchen Pei wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Does it make sense to start a collection on free firmware?  One can
>> start by adding items appearing on say
>> <> to the directory.
>> If we add some info of firmware for hardware entries on,
>> then the two wikis can link to each other: hardware entries on h-node
>> can link to firmware entries on FSD and vice versa. :)
>> What do you think?
> I think this is a good idea. Having the two wikis interlinked will bring
> more attention to both. I am not sure a new collection is necessary (at
> this time). After looking at the current Collections, it seems we need
> to do a little house cleaning (and hone the purpose of collections)
> before we create more. If a specific h-node hardware runs on a free
> firmware, then that firmware should be vetted, added to the FSD, and
> linked from h-node with a link (in the description?) to h-node from the
> FSD entry. Example: <>
> Thoughts?
> ~Craig
To H-node:

"free driver used: ath9k_htc" -

Could state this in addition: "Depends on non-Linux driver/firmware: [ ]

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