Bug#521553: rt2860 driver contains non-free firmware
[cc-ed to debian-eeepc-devel as the affected network controller is uused in
several eeepc models]
The file drivers/staging/rt2860/common/firmware.h contains the following
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/* AUTO GEN PLEASE DO NOT MODIFY IT */
(followed by a big array of bytes)
This fails several of the DFSG:
Redistribution is allowed only without modification. This breaks the "Derived
"No reverse engineering, decompilation, or disassembly of this software is
permitted." breaks the "No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor"
There is no source code so it breaks the "Source Code" requirement. The byte
array is just a C equivalent of the binary image. It is explicitly prohibited
to decompile the image, suggesting it is a result of some compilation from e.g.
some source code (which is not provided).
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (450, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=bg_BG.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=bg_BG.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash