Package: microcode.ctl Version: 1.11-1 Severity: normal Hi, people! CC-ing upstream, as it applies to them rather than to Debian, and debian-legal, as it will end up there anyways. IMO, the microcode update license forbids the way of re-distribution as it is used currently by the Debian package (postinst downloads it from a website), as well as the upstream distribution (downloadable from a website). | /+++ | / Copyright Intel Corporation, 1995, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04. | / | / These microcode updates are distributed for the sole purpose of | / installation in the BIOS or Operating System of computer systems | / which include a Genuine Intel microprocessor sold or distributed ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ | / to or by you. You are not authorized to use this material for ^^^^^^^^^^^^ | / any other purpose. | /--- -- I think neither Debian nor upstream satisfies this. If this was true users would have to obtain the update manually (not that bad idea). Intel should be asked to ``clarify'' their license. -- This will take a long time, presumably, but as the code is non-free, therefore not distributed in Debian, and upstream will not likely remove it, and it's a bugfix anyway, who cares. Cheers, Jan.
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