[linux-dvb] Firmware files centralization

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 19:03:54 CET 2006

matthieu castet wrote:
> Anssi Hannula wrote:
>> Now that we're moving to Mercurial, couldn't we centralize the location
>> of the available firmware files?
>> I'd propose providing all files in http://linuxtv.org/download/firmware/
>> There are many files already.
>> Could all the fw files from the old CVS
>> (<http://linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/dvb-kernel/firmware/>) be added
>> there?
>> In addition to these, there are the dvb-fe-sp8870.fw and
>> dvb-fe-nxt2004.fw files which are downloadable only with the
>> get_dvb_firmware script. Couldn't these too be provided in
>> http://linuxtv.org/download/firmware/?
> I wonder if all firmware have a licence that allow to distribute them on
> an external server.

Maybe not, but they have been provided in linuxtv.org on the "until
someone complains" (...why vendor would file a complaint on good
availability of firmware for linux?) basis.

All the files except dvb-fe-sp8870.fw and dvb-fe-nxt2004.fw are already
provided in the download section or in the CVS. I'm just asking if they
could all be placed in a same place.

Anssi Hannula

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