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Re: non-free firmware in kernel modules, aggregation and unclear copyright notice.

On Fri, 8 April 2005 09:22:00 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le jeudi 07 avril 2005 à 23:07 +0200, Adrian Bunk a écrit :
> > As a contrast, read the discussion between Christoph and Arjan in a part 
> > of this thread how to move firmware out of kernel drivers without 
> > problems for the users. This might not happen today, but it's better for 
> > the users.
> Some Debian developers have been writing such patches so that we can
> still run Linux on this hardware, long before the topic was raised on
> the LKML.

I can point you to dozens of patches I have written that were never
merged.  Not because Linus is a d*ckhead (he's not), but because they
were not good enough then and I didn't spend the time to improve them,
so far.

"Someone's written some patches" is a long way from "we have a good


You cannot suppose that Moliere ever troubled himself to be original in the
matter of ideas. You cannot suppose that the stories he tells in his plays
have never been told before. They were culled, as you very well know.
-- Andre-Louis Moreau in Scarabouche

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