Re: please release sarge instead of removing binary firmware
>>>>> "Anthony" == Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?