Intel, despite claims of openness and support for open source is, again, refusing to allow open source OS’ to freely redistribute the binary firmware required to make their products work.
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.