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
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.