Re: [GIT *] Allow request_firmware() to be satisfied fromin-kernel, use it in more drivers.

From: David Miller
Date: Thu Jul 17 2008 - 17:31:50 EST

From: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 13:42:46 +0100

> > * the legal subtext of these changes was not mentioned at all
> The only legal subtext has been some mad fantasy proposed by Dave Miller
> that David Woodhouse current employer and previous one were both in some
> conspiracy to push firmware elsewhere. It would be very helpful if you
> stuck to the real world.

That was wrong, but there have been other legal subtexts.

request_firmware() itself, although partially done for technical reasons,
had some very real legal impetus.

Linus has even said that in this thread.
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