Collection talk:Device drivers and firmware
From the directory-discuss mailing-list On 2021-10-01 20:09, 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 >> <https://wiki.debian.org/Firmware/Open> to the directory. >> >> If we add some info of firmware for hardware entries on h-node.org, >> 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. 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: <https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Das_U-Boot> > > Thoughts? > > ~Craig > > > To H-node: "free driver used: ath9k_htc" - https://h-node.org/wifi/view/en/357/Atheros-Communications-Inc--AR9271-802-11n Could state this in addition: "Depends on non-Linux driver/firmware: [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/firmware-ath9k-htc ]
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