On 26.02.2007 15:01, 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).
Well, sure, the firmwares in the kernel are are GPL, but are they really
"non-free"? That afaics depends on the definition of "free".
Anyway, it's not that important for Fedora now, it was more a general