Re: Summary: binary firmware in the kernel
Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:
> On Apr 02, Adrian Bunk <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Let me try to summarize the different opinions in this thread:
> > 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
> > 3. acknowledge that binary firmware is required, and make an
> > exception for it
> > Please correct me if an important opinion is missing.
> 4) Acknowledge that the DFSG apply only to code executed on the host CPU
> and not to code/data executed on peripherals, and distribute the
> firmware files in main if we are allowed to do it (this may require
> clarification of GPL-related issues and possibly moving the firmware
> data to user space).
5) Have the installer ask for the disk/cd/url for the firmware
and copy it onto the system. No need for Debian to ship it since its
already supplied by the manufacturer.