On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 08:19:40 (CEST), Andres Mejia wrote: > 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.
Ah, makes sense. Thanks for the explanation. I think this package makes most sense for our team if at least two members of our team can actually test and use those cards. This requires running a 2.6.34 kernel and using this firmware. Otherwise I'm not so sure. > 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. Makes sense to me. -- Gruesse/greetings, Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4 _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers