[mythtv-users] Broadcom CrystalHD??

Devin Heitmueller dheitmueller at kernellabs.com
Wed Dec 30 01:12:40 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 7:58 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some still won't like this bit:
> "Note: The binary firmware files included in the source archive
> continue to be covered under Broadcom's standard software license
> agreement and are not distributed either under the GPL or LGPL."
> source http://www.broadcom.com/support/crystal_hd/
> (Not that I subscribe to RMS's view that binary firmware is a no-no)

Since pretty much every modern tuner out there uses a binary firmware
blob, I think it's pretty safe to say that most mythtv users are used
to it.

And most distros *can* legally redistribute the firmware, as long as
it has redistribution rights.


Devin J. Heitmueller - Kernel Labs

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