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Re: Adding firmware to FSD

From: John Sullivan
Subject: Re: Adding firmware to FSD
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2021 18:09:07 -0400

On Sat, Oct 02, 2021 at 06:29:22PM +1000, Yuchen Pei wrote:
> On 2 October 2021 04:09:07 GMT+10:00, Craig Topham <> wrote:
> >
> >
> >On 9/24/21 3:51 AM, Yuchen Pei wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Does it make sense to start a collection on free firmware?  One can
> >> start by adding items appearing on say
> >> <> to the directory.
> >>
> >> If we add some info of firmware for hardware entries on,
> >> then the two wikis can link to each other: hardware entries on h-node
> >> can link to firmware entries on FSD and vice versa. :)
> >>
> >> What do you think?
> >>
> >I think this is a good idea. Having the two wikis interlinked will bring
> >more attention to both. I am not sure a new collection is necessary (at
> >this time). After looking at the current Collections, it seems we need
> >to do a little house cleaning (and hone the purpose of collections)
> >before we create more. 
> That's fine by me.
> > If a specific h-node hardware runs on a free
> >firmware, then that firmware should be vetted, added to the FSD, and
> >linked from h-node with a link (in the description?) to h-node from the
> >FSD entry. Example: <>
> I think it will be good to add firmware that supports hardware on hnode to 
> fsd.  But is there any reason not to add firmware regardless whether there's 
> hardware on hnode supported by it?  That way there's less dependency and and 
> one wiki doesn't need wait for the other to add stuff.

I suggest limiting the listings in the Directory to free firmware that isn't
already shipped as part of Linux and Linux-Libre. In other words, things that
users might have to specifically go and download separately from what they
already have.


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