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Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV: firmware with no license

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV: firmware with no license
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:21:39 +0930

On Tue, 2008-04-22 at 02:22 -0500, Peter Lutz wrote:
> While verifying drivers/net/usb/ in the kernel I came across a
> firmware file without license information, kawethfw.h. The
> accompanying kaweth.c file is license under GPLv2 or later, and while
> it thanks two people for providing the firmware, it doesn't specify a
> license for it.

is there real source for it? if not, its non-free.

> I looked through the deblob script Brian linked to recently, and it
> mentions this file in the "Not Removed" section, saying that it's not
> in kernel 2.6.23; I think maybe they couldn't find it though because
> they looked in the wrong location. They list it as being located at
> drivers/usb/net/kawethfw.h, but its actually at
> drivers/net/usb/kawethfw.h (net and usb are reversed).
> What should I do?
> Peter
Karl Goetz,
Debian user / Ubuntu contributor / gNewSense contributor

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