linux/firmware/README.AddingFirmware
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   2        DO NOT ADD FIRMWARE TO THIS DIRECTORY.
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   5This directory is only here to contain firmware images extracted from old
   6device drivers which predate the common use of request_firmware().
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   8As we update those drivers to use request_firmware() and keep a clean
   9separation between code and firmware, we put the extracted firmware
  10here.
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  12This directory is _NOT_ for adding arbitrary new firmware images. The
  13place to add those is the separate linux-firmware repository:
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  15    git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git
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  17That repository contains all these firmware images which have been
  18extracted from older drivers, as well various new firmware images which
  19we were never permitted to include in a GPL'd work, but which we _have_
  20been permitted to redistribute under separate cover.
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  22To submit firmware to that repository, please send either a git binary
  23diff or preferably a git pull request to:
  24      David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
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  26Your commit should include an update to the WHENCE file clearly
  27identifying the licence under which the firmware is available, and
  28that it is redistributable. If the licence is long and involved, it's
  29permitted to include it in a separate file and refer to it from the
  30WHENCE file.
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  32Ideally, your commit should contain a Signed-Off-By: from someone
  33authoritative on the licensing of the firmware in question (i.e. from
  34within the company that owns the code).
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