On Tuesday 10 August 2010 23:38:09 Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 14:39:19 (EDT), Andres Mejia wrote:
> > Is there any progress with getting libcrystalhd2 into Debian? I would
> > like to help if that's alright.
> 
> just curious, is this a driver package? what kind of hardware does it
> support, and how big is the expected userbase?

This is just for packaging the library. Driver is in mainstream kernel as of 
2.6.34 so there's no need for us to package that. Firmware can't be included 
because it's under a non-free license. Here's the firmware license.

FIRMWARE BINARIES ARE DISTRIBUTED UNDER THE FOLLOWING LICENSE -

BINARIES COVERED WITH THIS LICENSE ARE bcm70015fw.bin and bcm70012fw.bin

Copyright 2007-2010 Broadcom Corporation

Redistribution and use in binary forms of this software, without modification, 
are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

Redistributions must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of 
conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other 
materials provided with the distribution.
Neither the name of Broadcom nor the names of its contributors may be used to 
endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior 
written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, 
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND 
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL BROADCOM BE 
LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR 
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE 
GOODS OR SERVICES;LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) 
HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT 
LIABILITY, OR TORT(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT 
OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH 
DAMAGE.

Note that redistribution is only allowed in binary form and *without* 
modification. Perhaps it's better for the firmware to be shipped with
firmware-linux-nonfree anyway.

-- 
Regards,
Andres Mejia

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