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Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?

Aurelien Jarno wrote:

> Hi all!
> I have just packaged a driver for wifi cards. The driver is licensed
> under GPL, but the cards needs a non-free firmware to be uploaded in
> order to work.
> I don't know in which section the driver should go? main or contrib. I
> have been told that the driver does not need any firmware, but the card
> does.

If the driver does not provide any significant functionality without the
firmware, it belongs in contrib.

If there are some cards which the driver drives which work without the
firmware, it can go in main.

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