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Re: Bug#221709: ITP: at76c503a-source -- at76c503a driver source

On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 08:06:32PM +0100, Guido Guenther wrote:
> Hi Oliver,
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 07:43:30PM +0100, Oliver Kurth wrote:
> > That is my email addrss in the URL field... not the site to
> > download. It is really
> > http://at76c503a.berlios.de/
> > My name is correct for upstream, but you should also add Joerg Albert.
> Sure. It is (and always was) correct in the package (including Joergs
> Name). I just tried to keep things short in the ITP.

Okay, but you placed an email into the URL field.

> > I already filed an ITP for it, but I did not yet package it, for lack of time.
> > It would be nice if I can work as co-maintainer for this package.
> You're very welcome!

Thanks :-)

> > There may also be issues with the firmware: the source is /not/ GPL'ed, but the
> > hex files from Atmel are. I am not sure if this is possible, and if it is a problem
> > for Debian to get it into main.
> This looks bad:
> /*  license agreement.  Any un-authorized use, duplication,
>  *  transmission, distribution, or disclosure of this software is expressly
>  *  forbidden.
> Do you have an agreement with Atmel to distribute the firmware? With
> this license the package can't even go into non-free.

This is okay. Atmel allows to distribute those files, I have got a message
from one of their developers, it should also be on the mailing list of the
sf driver. I will try to find it again.

The problem is just that they do not give the source for these files, and
this may be a problem for Debian. Not for Atmel.

Cc to debian-devel.


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