Hi Nokia team,
You're right, there isn't an easy solution. We had decided, to follow your recommendation to upgrade to RedHat 8.0. Not an SOOO easy task for a production server, but the work is done.
Building the driver on the new system has shown, that it doesn't drive anything.
The only solution would be to build the whole thing on the system it shall run on.
This could lead to build errors which (reported to the developers) would lead to a functional version.
Nobody wants You to make the driver GPL, but PPLLEEAASSEE let this binary part out of the way!!!
So I (Frank) hadn't any problem with the proprietary driver for my winmodem. This isn't GPL, came as a whole as source, built well and (the final target) works.
F.Schafer / M. Vancl