Re: installing on RiscPC
Just to clarify this a little for -legal readers:
There is a set of boot utils for the risc PC that are necesary to partition
the drive and boot a kernel, written by Russell King (arm kernel maintainer).
These are not curretnly distributed with debian-arm boot-floppies because we
don't think the license is DFSG compliant. It would be very nice if they
could because it doesn't look like anyone else is going to writing
replacements in a hurry.
The author thinks it is sufficiently free and doesn't want to change it (see
previous mail). So can we include this or not? Any good arguments for
persuading the author that in fact the licence isn't free? part of this
software is needed by boot-floppies - just putting the software in non-free
isn't going to help this aspect as I presume it's no good having b-f
build-depends on something in non-free. Perhaps we could find te resources to
re-implement that bit...
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