[Fedora-packaging] Re: Firmware packaging, v2

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Mon Feb 26 14:09:32 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 08:01:39AM -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).

Wasn't that why Debian Sarge was stalled for an age and a half (among
other)? People discussing riping out the firmware blobs? Maybe we
should avoid discussing firmware in the kernel sources otherwise F7
may slip, too. ;)
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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