Re: Switching kernel drivers to userland microcode loading, and 'contrib'
--- Nathanael Nerode <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Those which positively require non-free firmware would presumably have to go
> in 'contrib' even if they were using userland firmware loading (because they
> require non-free software to function)
Moving drivers to contrib will make this whole process an even bigger
PITA, so I suggest that the following self-serving argument be accepted.
Suppose we have a device that requires non-free software to do anything
useful. We have moved the non-free software binaries to non-free and we
are left with a nice blob-free driver in the kernel source tree. Let's
say: "This driver doesn't require the non-free software to function.
After all, with no non-free software at all it can do everything it is
supposed to do, including loading software into the device. It's the
_device_ that requires the non-free software."
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