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

Alex G. mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 12:31:32 PDT 2022

On 7/10/22 13:24, Christian Lamparter wrote:
> Hi,
> 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"
> <http://lists.openwrt.org/pipermail/openwrt-devel/2022-June/038969.html>
> 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.

Yes, that is the same topic. Thank you for the pointer! I am going to 
stop writing now.


> Cheers,
> Christian

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