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Re: [gNewSense-users] GPL'd kernel blobs removed from gnewsense

From: Chris Andrew
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] GPL'd kernel blobs removed from gnewsense
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 09:02:21 +0000


Thanks for this.  The project is hoping to start checking the kernel,
once MAIN is checked.  With regard to the blobs you mentioned, the
source may be GPL'd, but we'd have to check to see whether they
satisfied FSF's 4 principles.

Many thanks,


On 21/12/2007, jeff <address@hidden> wrote:
> There are a number of kernel blobs in the gnewsense kernel that are removed:
> Some of these blobs actually have their GPL'd source within the kernel. So
> while they are kernel blobs, they are still fine for gnewsense to distribute
> since their source is available.
> The list and their matching source file:
> drivers/net/wan/wanxlfw.inc_shipped
> drivers/net/wan/wanxlfw.S
> drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/aic79xx_seq.h_shipped
> drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/aic79xx.seq
> drivers/usb/serial/keyspan_pda_fw.h
> drivers/usb/serial/keyspan_pda.S
> drivers/usb/serial/xircom_pgs_fw.h
> drivers/usb/serial/xircom_pgs.S
> Debian has a very good list with details about blobs in the kernel:
> -Jeff
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