atmel-firmware (and bcm2303-firmware)
adconrad at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 18 17:30:55 GMT 2006
Paul Sladen wrote:
>It is a similar case to the 'ipw2200' firmware which currently lives
>directly in 'linux-image-*'; however it differs in that the firmware is not
>a /dependancy/ of the driver; other versions of the hardware already have
>the firmware onboard.
ipw2200's license is such that we can actually distribute it in main. I
doubt that the bcm2303 firmware fits that description.
>Adam, can you provide some guidance on which of the following
>four would be most preferable home:
Assuming we can distribute it at all (can we?), we probably want it in
linux-restricted-modules, not only because that makes life a bit simpler
for the end user, but also because firmware from LRM ends up in
nic-restricted-firmware.udeb for use in the installer, which is
reasonably slick and rather handy.
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