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Re: [gNewSense-users] firmware in cx88-blackbird.c

From: Bake Timmons
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] firmware in cx88-blackbird.c
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 14:25:56 -0400
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> ubuntu/media/cx88/cx88-blackbird.c does not seem to have any large hex
> tables, but has functions like blackbird_load_firmware. I identified it
> as non-free, but maybe someone else should double-check.

Loading firmware is a type of function found in many free software
files, but that in itself is not bad.  After all, it might load
firmware for which we have source.  The binary blobs (firmware without
source) themselves are, in addition to non-free license terms, the

> By the way, maybe someone who knows more about this could update the
> wiki site. The KFV site still implies that all we are doing is checking
> for the license. What exactly are we looking for when we are looking for
> firmware and blobs? We've covered this somewhat in our lists, but it
> would be helpful if they were all compiled on the wiki.
>  Peter Stevenson

Indeed, I agree.  Unfortunately, a new version of kfv.el is overdue,
so I cannot update the wiki at the moment.

I would venture to say that the wiki in general needs some TCL, but
that what you suggest should be near the top of the list.

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