Bug#628676: firmware-nonfree: add ti-connectivity firmware
On Sun, 5 Jun 2011, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> This firmware has a very problematic licence. It actually forbids
> anyone to download the firmware without agreeing to the licence. We
> have no way to ask users whether they agree to this before even
> downloading the package.
"Do not download this unless you intend to comply with its licence" is
fairly much implicit in *anything* we distribute, isn't it? You only have
permission to copy GPL software *if* you comply with its licence.
> David, I'm rather surprised you accepted firmware into linux-firmware
> with these terms, as it seems to mean that anyone cloning the repository
> is expected to accept them.
I *do* expect anyone cloning the repository to comply with the indivual
licences for the components therein.