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Re: madwifi and the new Binary Firmware addition (was: Re: [GuidelinesChange] Binary Firmware addition)



On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 09:16 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 10.04.2007 08:37, Paul wrote:
> >> The following additional text was added to the Packaging/Guidelines
> >> Binary Firmware section:
> >>
> >> The License tag for any firmware that disallows modification should be
> >> set to:
> >>    
> >>       "Redistributable, no modification permitted"
> >>
> >> Firmware packages should be named <foo>-firmware, where <foo> is the 
> >> driver or other hardware component that the firmware is for.
> > Does this mean that the likes of madwifi-ng can now be included in what
> > was (or still is) extras?
> 
> /me gets confused with all the different madwifi branches -- madwifi-ng
> is the current madwifi-Series (0.9.x) iirc, so the rest of this mail is
> written under that assumption; please current me if my assumption is wrong
> 
> Madwifi uses a HAL and the binary part is afaik running on the host CPU
> and not on the device itself. That's IMHO more like a
> statically-included library and afaics no firmware according to
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#head-adf31c383612aac313719f7b4f8167b7dcf245d2
> 
> Thus the current madwifi can't be included in Fedora afaics.

Correct.

josh


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