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Re: Summary: binary firmware in the kernel

Adrian Bunk wrote:
>1. a 300 kB binary firmware is DFSG-free
>2. binary firmware must go to non-free
>this implies that the installer will no longer be able to install Debian 
>on several computers

There was also a range of opinions of the nature "binary firmware *might*
be DFSG-free, on a case-by-case basis".  It was suggested that if a
hardware manufacturer provided a "char firmware[] = { ..." file with a GPL
header, and claimed that that was the preferred form for modification,
then the firmware was free.  There were other opinions expressed that
varied on what the presumption should be if the file was not explicitly
stated to be source.


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