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Re: linux-2.6_2.6.12-1_i386.changes is NEW

On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 11:51:31 -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:

>> - readdition of tg3 driver, as firmware license has been fixed
> It's distributable, but only in non-free.  No source code for the firmware 
> program.  Sorry.  :-P   Ask debian-legal if you have further questions about 
> that.

Yep, I'm well aware of that; but we're not stripping firmware yet, so
there's no need to remove tg3 yet.

> If anyone's interested, I've got a patched version of the tg3 in
> Debian's linux-source-2.6.12 package which does firmware loading (it
> builds), *and* a package ready for non-free containing the firmware.
> (Well, it's ready except that it would need some sort of Depends:
> appropriate-kernel-version....) Since I don't actually have a tigon 3, I
> need someone else to test it for me, of course.  Files at
> http://home.twcny.rr.com/nerode/neroden/debian/ .
> If you're not interested in that, I suppose I could arrange for the
> driver to build out-of-tree.  I would *like* to get the firmware loading
> upstream, but they have some... interesting requirements before they'll
> accept it, so we'll see when that happens.  :-P

Getting it upstream would be the ideal situation; otherwise, we'll just
have the complete driver in non-free.

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