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Re: Etch timeline is unrealistic because non-free firmware is NOT being dealt with

On Aug 07, Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:

> > No, because those are not linked together with the GPLed code, but are a mere
> > aggregation of works inside the same media, i.e. the binary file. Those
> > non-free firmware will never run inside the same memory space as the kernel,
> > and are offloaded to a peripheral processor, and the communication media
> > between the kernel and this peripheral processor running said firmware is
> > clearly defined, there is no doubt that those non-free firmware do not break
> > the kernel GPL.

> They are linked in, they have symbols, the code directly references
> their address. Can you name one tool that will easily remove such
No. They are a char array, it's data copied where the hardware wants it.
It's not code called by other functions.

> "aggregated" code from the kernel image?
Not relevant.


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