dib0700 firmware licensing

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Tue Oct 13 19:08:21 UTC 2009

Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Tim Gardner <tim.gardner at canonical.com> wrote:
>> 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
>>>> dib0700.
>>>> 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:
>>>> http://www.kernellabs.com/firmware/dib0700/README.dib0700
>>>> 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:
>>>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-firmware/+bug/446454
>>>> 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
>>>> --
>>>> Devin J. Heitmueller - Kernel Labs
>>>> http://www.kernellabs.com
>>> Anyone?
>> patience
> Certainly no disrespect intended, but in my experience on a high
> volume mailing list if you don't get a response in the first 24 hours
> (even if it's just an ACK), you're not going to.  If the kernel-team
> ML members are more diligent in that regard, then that's good to hear.
> For what it's worth, I got the firmware merged into dwm2's
> linux-firmware tree, so now this is just down to a git PULL request
> and removal from the nonfree package.
> Devin

Thats good news. Are you referring to
http://git.decadent.org.uk/git/linux-firmware.git ? I'm not seeing
anything in the commit log that looks like dib0700

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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