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SubjectRe: releasing driver to kernel in source+binary format
> Well, Qlogic also has their firmware released in binary format.

Firmware that runs on the processor in the card is somewhat of a different
item. If its just a binary firmware image to load into the card and that
is run by the card I dont think its an issue.

If its code run on the host processor then there is an issue.

A good rule of thumb test for that is "could you write a seperate program
that loaded the firmware and wasnt part of the kernel".

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