[Mageia-dev] Clarification on firmware licenses
tmb at iki.fi
Sat Jan 15 20:34:18 CET 2011
Anssi Hannula skrev 15.1.2011 21:00:
> Hi all!
> Sorry for bringing this stuff up again, but it seems there is still some
> confusion regarding firmware licenses and to which repository put the
> various firmware packages.
> Clear cases:
> - open-source firmware with source code goes to core
> - firmware which doesn't allow modifications or has other similar
> restrictions goes to non-free
> However, what to do with firmware that is licensed under a free license
> (e.g. BSD/GPL) that doesn't have source code?
> There are quite a few of those (see e.g. ).
> A quick look at other distros shows the following:
> - All firmware without source code goes to non-free.
This is exactly how I have planned to clean up the firmware,
but I have not had the time yet...
So kernel-firmware (wich belongs in core) and kernel-firmware-extra
(wich belongs in nonfree) will have to be modified...
Anything in kernel-firmware without proper license & source will be
moved to kernel-firmware-extra.
Anything in kernel-firmware-extra with open-source firmware and source
will be moved to kernel-firmware.
The same goes for every other firmware in the distro.
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