0002 DO NOT ADD FIRMWARE TO THIS DIRECTORY.
0005 This directory is only here to contain firmware images extracted from old
0006 device drivers which predate the common use of request_firmware().
0008 As we update those drivers to use request_firmware() and keep a clean
0009 separation between code and firmware, we put the extracted firmware
0012 This directory is _NOT_ for adding arbitrary new firmware images. The
0013 place to add those is the separate linux-firmware repository:
0017 That repository contains all these firmware images which have been
0018 extracted from older drivers, as well various new firmware images which
0019 we were never permitted to include in a GPL'd work, but which we _have_
0020 been permitted to redistribute under separate cover.
0022 To submit firmware to that repository, please send either a git binary
0023 diff or preferably a git pull request to:
0025 and also cc: to related mailing lists.
0027 Your commit should include an update to the WHENCE file clearly
0028 identifying the licence under which the firmware is available, and
0029 that it is redistributable. If the licence is long and involved, it's
0030 permitted to include it in a separate file and refer to it from the
0031 WHENCE file.
0032 And if it were possible, a changelog of the firmware itself.
0034 Ideally, your commit should contain a Signed-Off-By: from someone
0035 authoritative on the licensing of the firmware in question (i.e. from
0036 within the company that owns the code).
0042 Don't send any "CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT" in your e-mail, patch or
0043 request. Otherwise your firmware _will never be accepted_.
0045 Maintainers are really busy, so don't expect a prompt reply.