[Fedora-packaging] Firmware packaging, v2

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Feb 26 14:01:39 UTC 2007

Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 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?

kernel doesn't include non-free ones (I hope).

-- Rex

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