Re: LCC and blobs
md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:
>> differently depending on the presence of additional software -- the
>> kernel, for example, or the firmware.
> I'm not doing this either.
Great. Then the driver operates differently depending on the presence
of additional software -- it needs a Linux kernel and the firmware.
Without either of those, it does not operate. This is a dependency.
Dependency on non-free software keeps a package out of main.
The firmware is non-free, so off it goes. If the driver could operate
some hardware without that software -- say, because the operation of
that firmware was embodied in the hardware -- then it could go in main.
Brian Sniffen email@example.com