> The firmware files required when using an Adaptec Starfire-based network
> card using the kernel driver starfire.ko are missing. They are in
> neither the linux-image package, nor firmware-linux-free or
>From WHENCE in the linux-firmware repository:
| Driver: starfire - Adaptec Starfire/DuraLAN support
| File: adaptec/starfire_rx.bin
| File: adaptec/starfire_tx.bin
| Licence: Allegedly GPLv2, but no source visible.
Which means we do not have permission to distribute that version without
source. However, at , I see:
| FreeBSD appears to have copied the proper copyright notices into their
| versions of the firmware:
| "(c)2001 Adaptec, Inc. By using this software you agree that it is
| licensed to you "AS IS" and that Adaptec makes no warranties,
| express or implied, regarding the Software.
| Any redistribution of this Software must include this disclaimer and
| copyright notice."
That doesn't actually say that redistribution is allowed, either. :/
FreeBSD's changelog for these files says
| Import AIC-6915 firmware for GFP from Adaptec.
| Special thanks to bruffer to send the firmware image to me.
| Submitted by: gibbs via bruffer
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