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Author Topic: [EN] non-free binary blobs in the kernel Linux  (Read 3161 times)

Alexis

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[EN] non-free binary blobs in the kernel Linux
« on: 2012/11/04, 22:06:31 »
Since version 6, the Debian kernel maintainers (according to DFSG) removed all non-free firmware (binary blobs) that is included in the official Linux (kernel.org) in a similar sense to http://fsfla.org/svnwiki/selibre/linux-libre/index.en.html, and place it in a package in the non-free branch (http://packages.debian.org/sid/firmware-linux-nonfree).
Between debian derived distros, there are some free-committed that also remove all non-free firmware of the kernel and other that quit it included in the kernel. My question is: What Siduction do?

Thanks you very much!

PS: Even if I have already received a answer, I have seen fit to post it in the forum because the issue does not seem to have been discussed earlier in the forum and I think it's an interesting topic.

Offline devil

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non-free binary blobs in the kernel Linux
« Reply #1 on: 2012/11/04, 22:24:23 »
We follow Debian in that case.

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Alexis

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non-free binary blobs in the kernel Linux
« Reply #2 on: 2012/11/06, 00:38:38 »
A question I have: If Siduction does the same as Debian, should not exist a "firmware-linux-free" package (and optionally a "firmware-linux-nonfree" too) in the same repositorie where the Siduction's kernel are ( http://packages.siduction.org/base/pool/ )?

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Offline der_bud

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« Reply #3 on: 2012/11/06, 10:45:39 »
As siduction is Debian sid, you already have firmware-linux-free because (one of) your sources.list points to debian repo. If you add "contrib non-free" in your debian.list, you have firmware-linux-nonfree from debian, too.
No need to have a redundant copy in siduction repos (Unless somebody would pack a special or patched version which would then probably go to extras or else, until upstreamed to debian).
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