On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 09:42 +0200, Per Olofsson wrote: > Hi, > > Robert Edmonds wrote: > > The only rationale for removing the *firmware* is compliance with GR > > 2006-004... > > Am I missing something here? Didn't that GR fail? > > http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_004 There's no need for a resolution to decide that executable machine code - whether or not you call it "firmware" - is software. The relevant GR is 2006-007, which decided against making a permanent exception for "firmware" in the kernel.  The term "firmware" should apply only to software that is installed in non-volatile memory such as ROM or flash, which Debian does not need to distribute. What we're talking about here is software for peripheral processors. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings The program is absolutely right; therefore, the computer must be wrong.
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