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


Am Mi, den 19.11.2003 schrieb Oliver Kurth um 21:28:
> See, the copyright holder has no problem if those files are distributed.
> They will not care. I can also reconfirm this by asking them. So the
> problem is if this can still comply with the DFSG. So the exception
> should be made by Debian.
But won't be made, and I guess it's no use discussing this way.

> If this is not possible, maybe one workaround could be to make the
> paxkage without the firmmware files, and put them elsewhere on the
> web. So like libdvdread does it.
Better this way: Ask Atmel whether they allow unmodified distribution
independent of the GPL (which does not work anyway), and then
a) put the whole package in non-free
b) put the .hex files in non-free and the rest of the driver in main, if
the driver code is any use without the .hex files.

<Sidenote> It looks as if everytime we can get rid of a good reason for
non-free (e.g. viable acroread alternatives), new reasons (firmware for
drivers) arise. Sigh.</Sidenote>

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