Re: Solving the linux-2.6 firmware issue
On 01/06/07 14:44, Frederik Schueler wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 06, 2007 at 01:19:01PM -0800, Jeff Carr wrote:
>> This doesn't have anything to do with legality. You can legally
>> distribute these drivers.
> in <20061020233507.GA3118@mauritius.dodds.net> Steve Langasek clearly
Yes, I've read this.
>> What legal advice did you receive that made you determine that it is
>> illegal to distribute them?
> IANAL, and I am the wrong one to address, see above. sorry.
I'm just trying to understand the "not legal to distribute".
"Neither the release managers nor the ftp masters believe that the
sourceless GPL firmware shipped with the kernel poses a legal problem
If you feel there is some legal problem I'd like to understand it as I
also do not see a legal problem. Otherwise, I think it's better if we
don't appeal to a legal justification as that often just causes fear
Have a good one,