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Re: Firmware licence question



Pavel Alexeev (aka Pahan-Hubbitus) wrote:

> I very want see this driver in Fedora:
> http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/dkms-tiacx/
> This is free and even packaged, so no problem there...
> May be except what it dkms? But it have not kernel modules (I known what
> it is not permitted) and built automatically on install phase.
> 
> But it depend on http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/acx111-firmware/ and
> http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/acx100-firmware/ binary firmware
> images.
> 
> So, I want maintain all this packages in Fedora. Main question - it is
> permitted? It will not be blocked as FE-legal?

Not really, kernel module/drivers need to be upstream, see also:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/KernelModules
and
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing#Binary_Firmware

-- Rex




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