Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Thu Nov 18 17:28:58 UTC 2010

Richard Zidlicky wrote:
> However for some of the reports it is only the matter of someone looking
> at them as they contain the obvious solution to the problem.

The solution is not obvious at all: to include firmware, we need a license 
which allows that in the first place. The Ubuntu mailing list link you 
posted to one of your reports does not include any actual license, only 
talks about some license existing somewhere (which don't even tell us 
whether that license is acceptable for Fedora in the first place – we're 
quite tolerant when it comes to firmware licenses, but there are some 
restrictions which are unacceptable even for firmware, e.g. forbidding any 
commercial use).

Plus, this is not actually an issue with Free Software, but with the lack of 
some proprietary firmware.

And finally, those bugs should be filed against linux-firmware, not kernel.

        Kevin Kofler

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