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Re: Bug#239952: kernel-source-2.6.4: qla2xxx contains non-freefirmware

Scripsit Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu>
> Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:

> > A side question: Does -legal think that it would be OK for Debian to
> > distribute *checksums* of the non-free magic blob-of-bits, such that
> > it can be located inside a Windows driver on a disk without needing to
> > know its exact position?

> A SHA1 checksum is 160 bits or 20 bytes.  This sentence is longer than
> that.  I would say that it isn't copyrightable,

I agree about that, of course. I was imagining that someone might
complain that we woundn't be providing "source" for those 20 bytes,
but it seems I wasn't communicating that clearly enough.

Henning Makholm                     "That's okay. I'm hoping to convince the
                      millions of open-minded people like Hrunkner Unnerby."

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