Re: [PATCH] tg3 driver - make use of binary-only firmware optional

From: David S. Miller
Date: Sun Apr 18 2004 - 20:11:05 EST

On Sun, 18 Apr 2004 15:55:34 +0200
Andreas Jochens <aj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The Debian distribution recently removed the tg3 Gigabit Ethernet driver
> from its 2.6 kernels because it contains binary-only firmware,
> i.e. software without source code, which violates the
> Debian Free Software Guildelines.

The debian folks can ship the tg3 driver in whatever form
they want to meet their political agenda.

However, that in no way means that Jeff and myself have to split
the firmware out of the driver either. In fact, I do not want to
as I like keeping all of the network drivers I write in single
foo.c and foo.h files.
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