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Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV: Detecting sourceless firmware

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV: Detecting sourceless firmware
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:48:11 +0930

On Fri, 2008-04-11 at 09:03 +0300, Markus Laire wrote:
> It seems that the current way of doing KFV-work by checking only the 
> license often leaves sourceless firmware marked as "free".
> Since there are only "few" files which have firmware compared to all 
> files whose license needs to be checked, it might be best to just 
> continue this way, and when licenses of all files have been checked, to 
> separately detect files which contain firmware and then check whether 
> they are sourceless or not.

I disagree.
sourceless firmware being marked free is usually a mistake of someone
not checking the licence completely - they see "GPL" and move on.

Although it wont hurt to recheck firmware at the end, i dont think it
should be deliberately left out now.

> Detecting firmware should probably be done by a script (is there already 
> such a script which was used to detect firmware in gNS 1.0 ?)

There is a script in svn.

> Also the table at
> and the file-list
> might be useful.
> Also, should this be added to "Current projects" page as an additional 
> project so that it's not forgotten?
> Any thoughts?
Karl Goetz <address@hidden>

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