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Bug#383481: nvidiafb contains obfuscated source code, DFSG violation?

severity 383481 important

When Kyle cloned this bug, his comment was:

> Wow. Looks a lot like copying register bank settings. Much like
> the drivers listed in Bug#383403.

I don't believe there's any prevailing sentiment that the DFSG requires
non-numeric "source" in the case of register settings being changed; indeed,
various discussions on debian-vote and the like have explicitly acknowledged
that in cases when we *know* we're dealing with registers rather than code
compiled for an embedded processor, no source code is needed.  I'm going to
go out on a limb then and downgrade this bug; it is arguably still a bug
since there is room for improvement to the source, but it's not an RC bug.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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