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Re: [gNewSense-users] Updated script to generate FV tables in the wiki

From: Eric Morey
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Updated script to generate FV tables in the wiki
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 11:25:59 -0400

On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 22:54 -0500, Ivan Camilo Jimenez Perez wrote:
> I've updated the script to generate the tables for the
>  freedom verification in the wiki.
> The only way to use it is pass the relative path to the directory one
>  wants to check as argument; I think it's better than having to cd to
>  the directory.

Thanks for your contribution. 

> I changed the name to, it would be nice if you test it.

I'll be pretty much useless until my exam on June 7th. (For the curious
its the Level II CFA exam administered once per year: 

Anyone else, please give feedback if you use the updated script.

> Finally, I want to the help with the freedom verification of 
> linux-ubuntu-modules.

Great. Go to the wiki page for the linux-ubuntu-modules pakage:
Pick a section to check. Put your name in the owner field. Then
document what you check.

The only undocumented section that was checked is 
The subdirectories were checked as well. Eric Padman sumerized his
findings in a email:

On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 14:11 +1200, Eric Padman wrote:
> As a summary, everything in this directory can be considered free if
> the
> unlicenced parts are considered part of the kernel. The only thing of
> note (maybe) is that
> linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-2.6.24/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/acore/misc_driver.c
>  contains the functions to load any firmware.

I'm completely unqualified to respond to the question about the firmware
loaded by misc_driver.c. If anyone can address that, please do so. 



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