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(a)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
>>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