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SubjectRe: non-free firmware in kernel modules, aggregation and unclear copyright notice.
On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 11:11 +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 09:49:25AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > I don't think you did get a rejection, a few people said that _they_
> > weren't going to do it, but if you want to then go ahead. I think people
> > are just fed up of people bringing up the issue and then failing to do
> > anything about it -- so prove them wrong ;-)
> Actually patches to add firmware loader support to tg3 got rejected.
> Which is think is very unfortunately as we set the highlevel goal to
> move drivers over to it.

I didn't know that -- you are right that it is unfortunate.

I thought Sven was talking (at least short term) about adding copyright
statements/exemptions/something to the binary blobs where they are now.

Ian Campbell

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