On Fri, 2008-11-07 at 20:01 +0000, David Given wrote: > > 1. Some devices require firmware blobs with no source available. > Because > of this, such firmware can't be distributed in Debian. ack. > 2. For at least some of these devices, even if the source code was > available it would add no value, because of legal restrictions > governing > which firmware blobs can be used on that hardware. I don't agree with this point: there may be no added value for *most users* - but if I had the firmware source I could e.g. fix a bug to get a region the manufacturer had not bothered to certify in to certify the device. Or open up the power/frequency to ranges I hold a licence to operate in. > 3. These devices tend to be quite common and cheap, therefore it would > be nice if Debian could somehow support them. ack, -Rob -- GPG key available at: <http://www.robertcollins.net/keys.txt>.
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