[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [gNewSense-users] Another linux-ubuntu-modules freedom question

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Another linux-ubuntu-modules freedom question
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 16:56:15 +0930

On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 17:19 +1200, Eric Padman wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've almost finished ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/pci. I've just got one
> problem in the pdplus directory. pdplus.c is licensed as GPL v2 or
> later and is well commented as regards registers and hex values but
> contains this interesting comment:

Thanks for your work!

>  * NOTES (ht):
>  *     If you got this as part of the ALSA driver, some parts you
> might want to have
>  *     for improvement of this driver are missing.  These missing
> parts are a) the
>  *     file README.pdplus, b) programs that generate the following files
>  *     automatically:


> These input files and packages (apart from are currently
> not available on the website given. Should I contact the author to
> obtain these files and verify their freedom, or mark both of them as
> non-free?

Contact the author please.
I suspect what will need to happen (ultimately) is;
 - you ask the author
 - they publish the source 'properly'
 - we/i/you files a bug with debian to get it packaged by the alsa team
(or whoever looks after alsa)
 - this problem goes away properly in a [debian] release or so.

For us to keep those files we would have to introduce the package into
our repo of our own accord i expect.

> Also, I would like to apologise for my stupid question about to the
> list about MP3 patents last week. I was tired and only skimming
> through my mail, and I should have paid more attention before posting.
> Sorry about that.

no worries.

> Thanks,
> Eric (MentalNotes)

Karl Goetz <address@hidden>

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]