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

jaromil jaromil at dyne.org
Tue Apr 27 09:02:52 EDT 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

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