Re: How long is it acceptable to leave *undistributable* files in the kernel package?
Nathanael Nerode quotes:
> * The firmware contained herein is Copyright (c) 1999-2002 Emagic
> * as an unpublished work.
It's published now.
> * This notice does not imply unrestricted or public access to this
> * firmware which is a trade secret of Emagic...
Not any more it isn't.
> This is the most extreme case because it explicitly states that there is
> no permission to distribute.
You left out this part:
* This firmware may not be modified and may only be used with the
* Emagic EMI 2|6 Audio Interface. Distribution and/or Modification of
* any driver which includes this firmware, in whole or in part,
* requires the inclusion of this statement.
I agree that Debian should not be distributing this, though.
Dancing Horse Hill