Re: How long is it acceptable to leave *undistributable* files in the kernel package?
William Lee Irwin III writes:
> I'm getting a different story from every single person I talk to, so
> something resembling an authoritative answer would be very helpful.
For Debian's purposes, I believe that Joe's summary is correct: DFSG
requires that anything without source be removed. As far as I know,
that covers all the firmware under discussion. I don't have a list of
I believe that chunks with licenses that appear GPL-incompatible are
being worked on upstream (Greg K-H made a posting to linux-kernel
earlier this week mentioning the particular case that spawned this
thread), so I hope his first set becomes empty.
The broader discussion is not whether Debian should remove binary
firmware, but whether the upstream kernel has to remove it too.