Re: ARM and shipping of various binary firmware / boot bits

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On 03/08/2012 10:16 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:

> In some cases they do and we don't need to worry about it, in other
> cases like the PandaBoard they're likely just being too tight to put a
> flash chip on the board to hold the FW/BIOS so you have to have a
> small partition at the beginning of the SD to hold it and the SoC
> basically searches for a location that is set by pin combinations for
> the SoC boot code off serial/mmc/usb,

So, the existing firmware exception is tightly worded, it says:

"The files must be necessary for the functionality of open source code
being included in Fedora."

I'm not sure this BIOS/FW code actually meets that criteria, can you
make that case?


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