main or contrib?
Hello, all mentors!
Please clarify for me, in which section should go a GPL-licensed package,
which is quite unusable without (but technically not Depends on), er,
obscure blobs of data, usually gathered by a way of sniffing data flow
between a proprietary application and a hardware device, and then just
repeated as is?
I'm interested in a package named "eciadsl":
Maintainer: Marco d'Itri <email@example.com>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4)
Recommends: ppp (>= 2.4.2+20031002-3), hotplug
Description: userspace driver for the Globespan-based USB ADSL modems
This package contains userspace utilities and daemons necessary to get
working in Linux the USB ADSL modems based on the Globespan chipset.
It requires so called "synch" file, which "fits" your ADSL provider, and
load it to your modem during initialization process. A bunch of ready to
use "synch" files is available for no cost from the eciadsl upstream
(http://eciadsl.flashtux.org/download.php), but not included in eciadsl
package. Seems like all that "synch" data was sniffed from USB under
Windows and proprietary device driver.
To me, this package should be moved from main to contrib.
Al Nikolov jid: firstname.lastname@example.org irc: clown uin: 312108671
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