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Re: Bug#239952: kernel-source-2.6.4: qla2xxx contains non-free firmware

Moin Adrian!
Adrian Bunk schrieb am Donnerstag, den 25. März 2004:

> First of all:
> I'm not the big "remove this software because it doesn't fit into an 
> ideal free software picture" evangelist.
> I sent this bug since (as you mention) there were other drivers disabled 
> for the same reason, and even the GFDL (which is at most very slighly 

NO. NOT the same reason, please understand the issue before filing bugs.
There is a difference between 

 a) firmware chunks under the GPL
 b) under distribution-hostile licenses 

The first ones are okay, the situation is not different than PNG images
distributed with GPL packages.

The second ones are problematic and that is why they have been removed.

Wie man sein Kind nicht nennen sollte: 
  R. Schossen 

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