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

From: Brian Brazil
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV: Detecting sourceless firmware
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 10:37:22 +0100

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Markus Laire <address@hidden> wrote:
Brian Brazil wrote:
The main point of KvF is to find these sourceless blobs, and you should be looking at the entire file in any case.
While we have scripts that apply heuristics, they're never going to be as good as a human.

If that is the case, then KVF work needs to be restarted from scratch since it seems that so far KVF has only been about checking the license.

Also, do you mean by "you should be looking at the entire file in any case" only checking the whole file for sourceless blobs, or also something else (e.g. whether there are additional license details somewhere else than in first comment)?

Yes, also checking for other license details. I'd be very suprised if there's something non-free (by Linux's definition) in the license header, but caveats in the actual code might have snuck in.


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