ITP: libcrystalhd2 -- Library for Broadcom Crystal HD video decoder cards
mcitadel at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 19:40:37 UTC 2010
On Monday 16 August 2010 06:32:59 Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 08:19:40 (CEST), Andres Mejia wrote:
> > On Tuesday 10 August 2010 23:38:09 Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> >> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 14:39:19 (EDT), Andres Mejia wrote:
> >> > Is there any progress with getting libcrystalhd2 into Debian? I would
> >> > like to help if that's alright.
> >> just curious, is this a driver package? what kind of hardware does it
> >> support, and how big is the expected userbase?
> > This is just for packaging the library. Driver is in mainstream kernel as
> > of 2.6.34 so there's no need for us to package that. Firmware can't be
> > included because it's under a non-free license. Here's the firmware
> > license.
> Ah, makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.
> I think this package makes most sense for our team if at least two
> members of our team can actually test and use those cards. This requires
> running a 2.6.34 kernel and using this firmware. Otherwise I'm not so sure.
Well, I don't have the necessary hardware to test myself either. Shall I go
ahead and place this under collab-maint and ask debien-mentors for a sponser?
> > FIRMWARE BINARIES ARE DISTRIBUTED UNDER THE FOLLOWING LICENSE -
> > BINARIES COVERED WITH THIS LICENSE ARE bcm70015fw.bin and bcm70012fw.bin
> > Copyright 2007-2010 Broadcom Corporation
> > Redistribution and use in binary forms of this software, without
> > modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
> > met:
> > Redistributions must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of
> > conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other
> > materials provided with the distribution.
> > Neither the name of Broadcom nor the names of its contributors may be
> > used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without
> > specific prior written permission.
> > THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
> > INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
> > AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL
> > BROADCOM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
> > EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
> > PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR
> > PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF
> > LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT(INCLUDING
> > NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
> > SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
> > Note that redistribution is only allowed in binary form and *without*
> > modification. Perhaps it's better for the firmware to be shipped with
> > firmware-linux-nonfree anyway.
> Makes sense to me.
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