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Re: please release sarge instead of removing binary firmware

>>>>> "Anthony" == Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

    Anthony> [signatories bcc'ed, except for Peter De Schrijver who
    Anthony> doesn't appear to be a developer]

    Anthony> On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 12:53:14PM +0200, Andreas Barth
    Anthony> et al wrote:
    >> Dear Release-Managers, currently, there is an ongoing
    >> discussion about binary-blobs in the Linux kernels.

    Anthony> Hrm, evidently this needs a clearer response than
    Anthony> repeated hitting of Ctrl-D.

    Anthony> So, there's two issues here. One is that binary firmware
    Anthony> is non-free as it doesn't include source. The other is
    Anthony> that it's GPL incompatible, for the same reasonable. The
    Anthony> first one's not a major issue for the time being,
    Anthony> blatting firmware to devices isn't as big a deal as
    Anthony> non-free libc documentation, so it's unlikely we'll worry
    Anthony> about it 'til the documentation issue's dealt with.

So it would be reasonable to avoid removing firmware in cases where we
believe there is not a GPL issue for sarge to give us time to load it
from userspace in the future?

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