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From: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@kernel.org>
To: Arend van Spriel <arend.vanspriel@broadcom.com>
Cc: Alistair Francis <alistair23@gmail.com>,
	Josh Boyer <jwboyer@kernel.org>,
	 Alistair Francis <alistair@alistair23.me>,
	Linux Firmware <linux-firmware@kernel.org>,
	phaber@broadcom.com,  frankyl@broadcom.com
Subject: Re: [PULL 1/1] brcm: Add the brcmfmac43456-sdio.* files
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2021 10:14:54 -0500
Message-ID: <CA+5PVA7OKP4mQeWVRGLFYSXVH-gzqBTow6D0QoFveN1as7z_Jw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <23ee29eb-12e2-16ac-3a6d-aca40a652459@broadcom.com>

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 5:07 PM Arend van Spriel
<arend.vanspriel@broadcom.com> wrote:
>
> On 19-01-2021 17:47, Alistair Francis wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 3:55 AM Josh Boyer <jwboyer@kernel.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 10:05 PM Alistair Francis
> >> <alistair@alistair23.me> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Add brcm/brcmfmac43456-sdio.bin, brcm/brcmfmac43456-sdio.clm_blob and
> >>> brcm/brcmfmac43456-sdio.txt from the
> >>> RaspberryPi debian package avaliable at:
> >>> https://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/pool/main/f/firmware-nonfree/
> >>
> >> I'm confused.  Which package in there, and why is Debian carrying
> >> firmware that isn't in the upstream linux-firmware tree?
> >
> > It's in the `firmware-brcm80211_20190114-1+rpt10_all.deb`. I'm not
> > sure why it's there but not in linux-firmware.
>
> It is not provided by Debian, but by RPi foundation which provides it in
> debian package. The URL kinda gives away why it is not in
> linux-firmware: /firmware-nonfree/
>
> Also if you dive into the .deb file it has a copyright notice (attached)
> which differs from the license that we have in linux-firmware for
> Broadcom/Cypress firmware files.

Would it be possible for Broadcom to release the firmware themselves
under a license permissible for linux-firmware?

josh

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-17  7:48 [PULL 0/1] brcmfmac434 queue Alistair Francis
2021-01-17  7:48 ` [PULL 1/1] brcm: Add the brcmfmac43456-sdio.* files Alistair Francis
2021-01-19 11:55   ` Josh Boyer
2021-01-19 16:47     ` Alistair Francis
2021-01-19 22:07       ` Arend van Spriel
2021-02-01 15:14         ` Josh Boyer [this message]
2021-02-02 11:07           ` Arend Van Spriel
2021-02-02 11:18             ` Phil Elwell

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