Re: New section for firmware.
Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> I've been thinking about this proposal for some time, and I probably
> should have send this some time ago. At least some people seem to
> have had simular ideas, so I wonder why nobody propsed anything like
> 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.
> The new section should also be available on our CD/DVD images,
> so that users can just take a CD/DVD and that it works without
> having to search for the needed firmware and provide it on an
> other medium to the installer.
> As draft I'd like to propose:
> 1. We affirm that our Priorities are our users and the free
> software community (Social Contract #4);
> 2. We'll create a new area in our archive that contains files
> like firmware images and FPGA data that gets written to the
> hardware to make it fully functional. The files in this
> area should not comply with the DFSG #2, #3 and #4, but should
.. need not to comply ..; as already mentioned by others.
> comply with the rest of the the DFSG.
> 3. This new section will be available on our CD, DVD and other
.. available to all supported installation methods.
(This avoids a list which might be non-exhaustive.)