On Monday 16 August 2010 06:32:59 Reinhard Tartler wrote: > 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.
Well, I don't have the necessary hardware to test myself either. Shall I go ahead and place this under collab-maint and ask debien-mentors for a sponser? > > 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. -- Regards, Andres Mejia _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers