[Fedora-packaging] Firmware packaging, v2

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Mon Feb 26 07:29:40 UTC 2007

On Feb 23, 2007, Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> wrote:

> 1) Firmware packages are given the Group: tag of Firmware

> 2) The License tag for any firmware that disallows modification should
>    be set to:
>    "Redistributable firmware, no modification permitted"

Any chance of getting all non-Free firmware to Require: some empty
package (say freedom-loss or proprietary-crap :-) such that:

- one could yum erase this package and end up without any non-Free
Software installed, and

- one could easily veirfy that custom distros with a subset of the
complete Fedora package set don't include any such proprietary

Alexandre Oliva         http://www.lsd.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
FSF Latin America Board Member         http://www.fsfla.org/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva@{redhat.com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva@{lsd.ic.unicamp.br, gnu.org}

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