Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility

drago01 drago01 at
Fri Nov 19 09:47:50 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 10:39 AM, Richard Zidlicky <rz at> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 06:28:58PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> thanks for looking at it.
>> > 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.
> it is against free in kernel drivers and the bugs have been rotting in bugzilla
> for the lifecycle of F11 and F12 without anyone even asking for info or anything.

Limited manpower ... there is no free vs. non free conspiracy here.

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