Re: New section for firmware.
On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 12:16:47PM +0100, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 07:02:27PM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > [Kurt Roeckx]
> > > 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.
> > Without weighing in on whether there _is_ a class of software for which
> > users shouldn't have the right to look at and modify source code, this
> > whole phrase "run on the host CPU" needs to die and be replaced by
> > something more precise.
> Note that the draft text doesn't actually say that part. I only
> added it there to try and make it more clear. I'm not sure if
> the rest is open for many different interpretations. And I'm
> always open for better ways to describe it.
What do you think about:
We'll create a new area in our archive that contains files that must
be sent to the hardware device so that functionaly becomes available
to the DFSG-free driver.