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Re: New section for firmware.

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 03:34:29PM +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> > The idea is to create a new section that contains files like
> > firmware images and FPGA data that gets written to the hardware
> > to make it fully functional.  It is not meant for drivers that run
> > on the host CPU.
>  Do you propose to include data for which we only lack source or build
>  tools or doc?  Or would it also include firmware data which has a
>  license preventing any modification to the contents of the data?

It did say that it shouldn't comply with DFSG #3, so that would mean
it can prevent modification.

>  If the intent is to include it in our CD-ROMs, I think some people will
>  want a "really really free" CD-ROM which doesn't have this section.
>  So that would mean two sets of images.  What is the advantage of this
>  section over pulling firmwares from non-free into a second set of
>  images?

CDs with firmware from non-free on it would be unofficial CDs, since
non-free isn't part of Debian.  So I assume non of our pages would
have a link to that.  I want official CD images with the firmware on it.

I'm open for other suggestions on how to reach that goal.


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