Debian Bug report logs - #669074
ITP: sigrok-firmware -- firmware files for various logic analyzers

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>

Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:09:20 UTC

Owned by: Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>

Severity: wishlist

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From: Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: sigrok-firmware -- firmware files for various logic analyzers
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 02:05:50 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>

* Package name    : sigrok-firmware
  Version         : 0.1
  Upstream Author : sigrok developers, others
* URL             : http://www.sigrok.org
* License         : GPL, BSD, others
  Programming Lang: C, others
  Description     : firmware files for various logic analyzers

Collection of firmware files for various logic analyzers.

The current sigrok package (which I maintain) will become a meta-package
depending on all sigrok-related packages.


Uwe.
-- 
http://hermann-uwe.de     | http://sigrok.org
http://randomprojects.org | http://unmaintained-free-software.org




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Bug#669074; Package wnpp. (Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:15:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>:
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Message #10 received at 669074@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
To: Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>, 669074@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#669074: ITP: sigrok-firmware -- firmware files for various logic analyzers
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:11:55 +0100
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On Tue, 2012-04-17 at 02:05 +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
> 
> * Package name    : sigrok-firmware
>   Version         : 0.1
>   Upstream Author : sigrok developers, others
> * URL             : http://www.sigrok.org
> * License         : GPL, BSD, others
>   Programming Lang: C, others
>   Description     : firmware files for various logic analyzers
> 
> Collection of firmware files for various logic analyzers.
> 
> The current sigrok package (which I maintain) will become a meta-package
> depending on all sigrok-related packages.

This package will be non-free.  So if you make sigrok depend on it, you
have to put sigrok in contrib.

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
This sentence contradicts itself - no actually it doesn't.
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Bug#669074; Package wnpp. (Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:45:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #15 received at 669074@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>
To: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Cc: 669074@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#669074: ITP: sigrok-firmware -- firmware files for various logic analyzers
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:39:06 +0200
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 03:11:55PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-04-17 at 02:05 +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> > Package: wnpp
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Owner: Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
> > 
> > * Package name    : sigrok-firmware
> >   Version         : 0.1
> >   Upstream Author : sigrok developers, others
> > * URL             : http://www.sigrok.org
> > * License         : GPL, BSD, others
> >   Programming Lang: C, others
> >   Description     : firmware files for various logic analyzers
> > 
> > Collection of firmware files for various logic analyzers.
> > 
> > The current sigrok package (which I maintain) will become a meta-package
> > depending on all sigrok-related packages.
> 
> This package will be non-free.  So if you make sigrok depend on it, you
> have to put sigrok in contrib.

Nope, firmware doesn't necessarily imply non-free. In our case we have
at least the 'fx2lafw' firmware which is written by myself and another
developer from scratch and which supports multiple hardware devices, and
is of course GPL'd.

http://sigrok.org/wiki/Fx2lafw

There could be others which are BSD licensed or such in future, too.

Though you're right that there will also be some non-free firmwares, not
sure what the best route is here.

Maybe a sigrok-firmware metapackage and then sigrok-firmware-free, and
sigrok-firmware-nonfree as with the Linux firmwares? The sigrok
metapackage must then only depend on 'sigrok-firmware-free' and whoever
wants the non-free ones must explicitly install 'sigrok-firmware-nonfree'
or the non-free 'sigrok-firmware' metapackage then, right?


Uwe.
-- 
http://hermann-uwe.de     | http://sigrok.org
http://randomprojects.org | http://unmaintained-free-software.org




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Bug#669074; Package wnpp. (Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>:
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Message #20 received at 669074@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
To: Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>
Cc: 669074@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#669074: ITP: sigrok-firmware -- firmware files for various logic analyzers
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 23:46:17 +0100
On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:39:06AM +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 03:11:55PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-04-17 at 02:05 +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> > > Package: wnpp
> > > Severity: wishlist
> > > Owner: Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
> > > 
> > > * Package name    : sigrok-firmware
> > >   Version         : 0.1
> > >   Upstream Author : sigrok developers, others
> > > * URL             : http://www.sigrok.org
> > > * License         : GPL, BSD, others
> > >   Programming Lang: C, others
> > >   Description     : firmware files for various logic analyzers
> > > 
> > > Collection of firmware files for various logic analyzers.
> > > 
> > > The current sigrok package (which I maintain) will become a meta-package
> > > depending on all sigrok-related packages.
> > 
> > This package will be non-free.  So if you make sigrok depend on it, you
> > have to put sigrok in contrib.
> 
> Nope, firmware doesn't necessarily imply non-free.

Of course - but I looked on the web site and could only find a
sigrok-firmware git repository with binaries and no source.

> In our case we have
> at least the 'fx2lafw' firmware which is written by myself and another
> developer from scratch and which supports multiple hardware devices, and
> is of course GPL'd.
> 
> http://sigrok.org/wiki/Fx2lafw
 
Nice.

> There could be others which are BSD licensed or such in future, too.
>
> Though you're right that there will also be some non-free firmwares, not
> sure what the best route is here.
> 
> Maybe a sigrok-firmware metapackage and then sigrok-firmware-free, and
> sigrok-firmware-nonfree as with the Linux firmwares? The sigrok
> metapackage must then only depend on 'sigrok-firmware-free' and whoever
> wants the non-free ones must explicitly install 'sigrok-firmware-nonfree'
> or the non-free 'sigrok-firmware' metapackage then, right?

That makes sense.

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>:
Bug#669074; Package wnpp. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:46:34 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
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Message #25 received at 669074@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 669074@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: sigrok-firmware: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 15:24:19 +0200
retitle 669074 RFP: sigrok-firmware -- firmware files for various logic analyzers
noowner 669074
tag 669074 - pending
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of sigrok-firmware back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

If you are still interested in adopting sigrok-firmware, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 669074 ITP: sigrok-firmware -- firmware files for various logic analyzers
 owner 669074 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <669074@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>



Changed Bug title to 'RFP: sigrok-firmware -- firmware files for various logic analyzers' from 'ITP: sigrok-firmware -- firmware files for various logic analyzers' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 14:01:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 14:01:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: sigrok-firmware -- firmware files for various logic analyzers' from 'RFP: sigrok-firmware -- firmware files for various logic analyzers' Request was from Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 28 May 2013 14:06:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de>. Request was from Uwe Hermann <uwe@hermann-uwe.de> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 28 May 2013 14:06:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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