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Re: kernel firmwares: GR proposal

Steve wrote:

> So if we are going to make an exception, I think we should take care to
> make the smallest exception necessary.

I hope everyone here can agree with that.

> If we don't *need* to grant exceptions
> for firmware based on their license, only on whether or not they include
> source, I don't think we should include such firmware in the exception. 

I have read that sentence three times over, and still don't
understand what it means.

> This prevents anyone from trying to add such firmware to etch that isn't
> already included, which would be a regression vis-à-vis freeness.

Regression is indeed bad.  I'd like to think the outcome can
minimize regressions relative to sarge, both in functionality
and freeness.

   - Larry

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