The ipw3945 project
Posted Mar 2, 2006 14:55 UTC (Thu) by kmccarty
In reply to: The ipw3945 project
Parent article: The ipw3945 project
I assume that issue of microkernel blobs being distributed with (not LINKED with) the kernel is now a non-issue? Except maybe Debian, I dunno.
Even in Debian, people appear to be perfectly happy to include these firmware binary blobs in non-free, as long as the license to distribute them makes sense. (For instance, a binary blob licensed under GPL is useless since the GPL specifically requires such binaries to be accompanied with "the complete corresponding machine-readable source code" when distributed. A BSD-type license would be OK though.) The only major remaining issue seems to be how to make these non-free packages available to the Debian Installer in cases where they are needed by required hardware.
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