[Fedora-packaging] Firmware packaging, v2

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Mon Feb 26 13:55:48 UTC 2007

On 26.02.2007 14:27, seth vidal wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 04:29 -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> 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
>> packages?
> I actually like this idea.

+1 -- but the kernel IIRC includes a lot of firmware files directly. Are 
there any efforts to strip those out?


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