Re: Purge of firmware to recommence
* Chris Anderson (email@example.com) [040420 14:10]:
> On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 06:55, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > In accordance with the latest directive from the RM, I shall recommence
> > the removal of non-free firmware where no acceptable solution using
> > user-space firmware loaders has been provided.
> > This will take place with the next upstream release of the respective
> > packages, i.e., 2.2.26/2.4.27/2.6.6.
> > If it gets real close to the release and no upstream release is in
> > sight, then I will remove the firmware from the version that we
> > currently have.
> Perhaps I misunderstood, but wasn't no action supposed to be taken
> regarding the firmware until after sarge's release?
As far as I understood the release manager, the firmware could be part
of the kernel image as long as:
- The firmware is truly under GPL, i.e. real source and toolchain is
- some known good lawyer says it's ok.
Otherwise, it needs to be moved out of the physical kernel image (due
to copyright reasons), but not necessarily out of main.
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