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Re: Fedora 8 ideas



Rex Dieter wrote:
Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

Le jeudi 07 juin 2007 à 13:31 -0500, Rex Dieter a écrit :
Nicolas Mailhot wrote:


Alsa is mostly a case of "someone needs to poke RH Legal to check the
alsa firmware dumps can be packaged (and if not go ask the hadrware
vendors for permission)"
All Fedora requires is free redistributability.
In the case of alsa you have a huge firmware archive for hardware from
many vendors, with alsa telling you the whole set is GPL, and with many
text files in the alsa archive tracing vendor permissions.

So the question is: do you trust the text files as is? Do they cover all
the firmwares in the archive set? Have any of them incompatible terms?

My take is to trust upstream, until there surfaces cause/evidence to believe
otherwise.


+1

We do need to go through all the README's though and check the actual conditions. For each included firmware file, but I see no reason not to trust included permission notices.

Regards,

Hans



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