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From: Phil Elwell <phil@raspberrypi.com>
To: Arend Van Spriel <arend.vanspriel@broadcom.com>
Cc: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@kernel.org>,
	Alistair Francis <alistair23@gmail.com>,
	 Alistair Francis <alistair@alistair23.me>,
	Linux Firmware <linux-firmware@kernel.org>,
	 Franky Lin <franky.lin@broadcom.com>
Subject: Re: [PULL 1/1] brcm: Add the brcmfmac43456-sdio.* files
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2021 11:18:33 +0000
Message-ID: <CAMEGJJ2XYvGEekfLzjL1KE6VUF-71s+S8RbJ1DuBkYU98F9nsg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <b8a9d845-7289-190e-90ec-849d33721c7d@broadcom.com>

On Tue, 2 Feb 2021 at 11:07, Arend Van Spriel
<arend.vanspriel@broadcom.com> wrote:
>
> + Phil Elwell
>
> On 2/1/2021 4:14 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > 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?
>
> Hi Josh,
>
> Things get confusing for me, but it seems 43456 is a Synaptics chipset
> (now).

Yes, it's a Synaptics chipset. As I've said to Alistair, we haven't
yet received a sensible licence file from Synaptics so I can't support
this upstreaming effort.

Phil

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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
2021-02-02 11:07           ` Arend Van Spriel
2021-02-02 11:18             ` Phil Elwell [this message]

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