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Old 06-02-2008, 09:10 PM
Matt Taggart
 
Default Bug#484177: firmware-nonfree: keyspan

Package: firmware-nonfree
Version: 0.11
Severity: wishlist

I'm a little unclear on the license of the keyspan firmware. On

http://wiki.debian.org/KernelFirmwareLicensing

it lists a note for all the keyspan stuff of

"4. redistributable as part of a Linux or other Open Source operating
system kernel"

Does that imply that a stand-alone package like firmware-nonfree would be
unacceptable? Can we clear this issue up and either

A.) include it in firmware-nonfree
or
B.) have documentation that clearly states the decision (probably on the
above wiki page, in the firmware-nonfree package, and maybe even have the
kernel print something when attempting to load those drivers).

Thanks,

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Old 06-02-2008, 10:03 PM
maximilian attems
 
Default Bug#484177: firmware-nonfree: keyspan

On Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 02:10:08PM -0700, Matt Taggart wrote:
>
> I'm a little unclear on the license of the keyspan firmware. On
>
> http://wiki.debian.org/KernelFirmwareLicensing
>
> it lists a note for all the keyspan stuff of
>
> "4. redistributable as part of a Linux or other Open Source operating
> system kernel"
>
> Does that imply that a stand-alone package like firmware-nonfree would be
> unacceptable? Can we clear this issue up and either
>
> A.) include it in firmware-nonfree
> or
> B.) have documentation that clearly states the decision (probably on the
> above wiki page, in the firmware-nonfree package, and maybe even have the
> kernel print something when attempting to load those drivers).

yes until now a request_firmware() patch was missing for keyspan.
it got done upstream and is included for 2.6.26 firmware will
be needed to be added too on this side.

otherwise no chance to load a firmware via userspace agent.

greetings

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