[Fedora-packaging] Firmware packaging, v2
skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Mon Feb 26 14:05:17 UTC 2007
On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 08:01 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
> 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).
That's correct. From what's been said the kernel has gpl'd firmware
now it might be a giant hexdump that's gpl'd but the point is still the
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