Re: New section for firmware.
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 03:34:29PM +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> > The idea is to create a new section that contains files like
> > firmware images and FPGA data that gets written to the hardware
> > to make it fully functional. It is not meant for drivers that run
> > on the host CPU.
> Do you propose to include data for which we only lack source or build
> tools or doc? Or would it also include firmware data which has a
> license preventing any modification to the contents of the data?
It did say that it shouldn't comply with DFSG #3, so that would mean
it can prevent modification.
> If the intent is to include it in our CD-ROMs, I think some people will
> want a "really really free" CD-ROM which doesn't have this section.
> So that would mean two sets of images. What is the advantage of this
> section over pulling firmwares from non-free into a second set of
CDs with firmware from non-free on it would be unofficial CDs, since
non-free isn't part of Debian. So I assume non of our pages would
have a link to that. I want official CD images with the firmware on it.
I'm open for other suggestions on how to reach that goal.