dib0700 firmware licensing
tim.gardner at canonical.com
Fri Oct 9 14:42:21 UTC 2009
Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Devin Heitmueller
> <dheitmueller at kernellabs.com> wrote:
>> A few weeks ago, various DVB firmware blobs got moved into
>> linux-firmware-nonfree. One of these was the firmware for the DibCom
>> We worked with DibCom to get them to clarify their licensing for the
>> dib0700 1.20 firmware, and it can now be freely redistributed.
>> The license terms can be found here:
>> We will be working to get this into dwm2's upstream linux-firmware
>> tree, but given Karmic's schedule it would be worthwhile if we could
>> get this moved out of linux-firmware-nonfree and back into
>> linux-firmware before the release.
>> Without this change, users will see a regression when they upgrade to
>> Karmic and don't know that they need to install the new
>> linux-firmware-nonfree package.
>> A launchpad ticket has been opened for this issue:
>> Is there any chance we can get this moved back in time for Karmic so
>> that users don't see a regression in functionality? I would have
>> gotten this straightened out sooner but was unaware of Ubuntu's
>> intentions to move this stuff so late in the release cycle.
>> Devin J. Heitmueller - Kernel Labs
Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
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