This is a discussion on Bug#449235: firmware-nonfree: Please add ipw2200 firmware - Debian ; Package: firmware-nonfree Followup-For: Bug #449235 Hello, I've attached a patch to add ipw2200 firmware. That license issue was discussed on debian-kernel and debian-legal and in this bug. This patch depends on a feature that is added by a patch I've ...
Followup-For: Bug #449235
I've attached a patch to add ipw2200 firmware. That license issue was
discussed on debian-kernel and debian-legal and in this bug.
This patch depends on a feature that is added by a patch I've also submitted
in bug #504668.
The License FAQ states :
> Q. I am a package maintainer and I would like to create a
> package/distribution/CD that installs/provides the Intel firmware
> necessary for the ipw2100 and ipw2200 projects.
> How does one go about doing this according to Intel's terms
> A. There are three key actions that must be performed:
> 1. Generally distributors alert end users to the fact that
> components of a package may be covered under a variety of
> licenses, the specific terms of which vary. Some distributors
> use an initial license page during the OS install that informs
> the user that various components are governed by a variety of
> licenses, and use of the components is subject to the user's
> compliance with the various licensing requirements. Other
> package systems support an interactive package approach that
> requires the user to view and accept the license before they can
> install it, etc.
The license page is presented to the user, which must accept the license,
or the installation fails.
I think D-I don't honor preinst script when it installs the firmware from
a removable media, but this seems to be allowed here.
> 2. Any description within the package must indicate that the
> package is covered by the Intel license, and provide the user
> with information on how to access that license -- making it
> clear that the user is not granted a license to use the package
> unless these terms are agreed to.
> 3. The package must install the LICENSE file in the same location
> on the system that the firmware files are installed. If it is
> standard practice in your distribution to place all license
> files in a centralized location (for
> example /usr/share/license), then you are free to place a copy
> of the license in that location, in addition to placing it in
> the directory containing the firmware files.
A link is created from /lib/firmware/ipw2200.LICENSE to
I haven't attached the binary blobs. They are available from
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