On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 19:43 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
I know this is flame bait, and we're obviously missing some
but it seems very much like you threw a temper tantrum at the first
sign of trouble, screamed "I TOLD YOU NO ONE HERE WANTS TO BE FREE"
and ran home.
Did you put up your patches without the rhetoric (through whatever
inane obfuscation you needed)? Were they rejected?
No, I did it all: git.infradead.org/users/dwmw2/firmware-2.6.git
(well, not _all_ -- there are more drivers to convert. Help wanted!)
It wasn't rejected -- it's in the linux-next tree and should be going in
to 2.6.27. One we finish converting the drivers, we should have the
capacity to rip _all_ the firmware blobs out of the kernel without
permanently losing functionality.
At that point, we can at least have the _discussion_ about removing
those blobs from the kernel source tree and putting them in a separate
repository, without it being pie-in-the-sky.
Alex now says it isn't good enough, and is actually counter-productive.