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Re: Bug#240812: RC bugs in Linux

On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 07:11:01PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 10:34:22AM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > What's the status with these bugs? There are 5 reported violations of the
> > DFSG, from 65 to 53 days old.
> I thought that the upcoming GR vote would have an effect on their RC
> status.  That is the reason why I did not act on them while I was still
> maintaining these packages.
> Anthony, can you please clarify this? That is, does the upcoming GR vote
> have a potential effect on whether these kernel DFSG issues are release
> critical?

Currently, the requirement is that kernel packages in main not include
sourceless firmware.

That policy may be changed to allow the sourceless firmware to be included
if it's loaded from userspace rather than included in the driver directly,
depending on the outcome of the GR.


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