[linux-audio-dev] Request to audio related LiveCD packagers

Thomas Charbonnel thomas at undata.org
Tue Apr 27 13:32:04 UTC 2004

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> On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 08:13:36AM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> > >Also then the Tascam (and maybe some other) USB boxes won't work, as
> > >they also need a firmware plus loader. But then, I think, both
> > >packages to my knowledge ("apt-cache search ...") aren't available in
> > >mainstream Debian as well. Maybe some kind of wishlist bug could be
> > 
> > debian is about to exclude all "non-free" material from their
> > distributions. this includes firmware, documentation et al.
> re,
> first thanks Thomas for noticing, and trying out dyne:bolic.
> in my experience debian geeks are quite pedantic in judging things
> non-free (see XFree and Lame etc.), to their exclusion of ALSA firmware
> doesn't really tells anything to me.
> i must admit i also didn't dedicated enough attention to the topic,
> which i'm willing to do now with your help. d:b is not based on any
> distribution, so i can just start including the firmware from now on.
> but i have ONE BIG QUESTION:
> is the ALSA firmware freely redistributable by third parties, like me?
> thanks!
> - -- 
>  jaromil,  dyne.org rasta coder,  http://rastasoft.org

Hi Jaromil,

First of all thanks for Dyne:bolic :)
All README files from the alsa-firmware package grant copyright to the
respective companies with the statement 'Redistributable under the GPL',
so I guess the answer is yes. As far as I'm concerned we received
several verbal and mail confirmations from RME that we could
redistribute the files, and Matthias Carstens (who I just met last week)
promised me an official written statement.


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