A point against storing firmware binaries in OpenWRT git (ipq-wifi)

Christian Lamparter chunkeey at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 11:24:54 PDT 2022


On Sun, Jul 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM Alex G. <mr.nuke.me at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> It really bothers me that the ipq-wifi firmware is stored in git as
> binary files.

Sorry, this sounds like a recent topic: "Moving ipq-wifi to a dedicated repo"

what wasn't really discussed in that topic though: "Who exactly owns
these blobs?"
Technically, storing them anywhere else is a grey area... But once they hit the
linux-firmware.git repository it becomes a different story. Mostly because
this is done by Qualcomm which adds these to their libraries there under
their license.


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