[maemo-community] Proposal for community firmware images

From: quim.gil at nokia.com quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Fri Dec 19 17:14:34 EET 2008
Hi, first & casual feedback from the legal guys: a good start. Some
details will need to be polished but this is good enough for now.

So green light from our side as well and let's see how things proceed.

Carsten V. Munk wrote:
> The need for distribution of 3rd party items (so far) is 
> mostly with bits that are required to get a wireless network 
> connection going. Such as, the firmware (.arm/.bin, umac.ko) 
> existing in initfs for wi-fi and bluetooth, which is of 
> possible 3rd party origin. This is the technical blocker for 
> community firmware images, as there is quite a lot of interest 
> in community to alter initfs to fit user needs.

Technical blockers need to be addressed, agreed. Let's identify them as
soon as possible so we have time to sort the blocks properly, or at
least decently.

> Skype, Flash and other 3rd party flashy bits are not required 
> applications to be preinstalled in a maemo.org distributed image.

Better so.

> Packages like that -could- (I don't know what your specific 
> agreements are)

Each case might be different, so let's discuss them when they pop up.


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