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Re: Bug#221709: ITP: at76c503a-source -- at76c503a driver source

On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 08:26:56PM +0100, Guido Guenther wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 08:01:40PM +0100, Oliver Kurth wrote:
> > Okay, but you placed an email into the URL field.
> Cut'n'Paste erro. It's correct in the package.


> > This is okay. Atmel allows to distribute those files, I have got a message
> > from one of their developers, it should also be on the mailing list of the
> > sf driver. I will try to find it again.
> I think this won't be sufficient. We also must be allowed to modify it
> to put the package into main. The current license violates at least
> clause 2 and 3 of the DFSG so there's no chance to put it into main. We
> might be able to put it into non-free if we're at least allowed to
> redistribute the files.

I am sure these lines in the files can be removed, by bugging the
Atmel people, or at least 'override' it with an 'It is okay' message
from them.

But you do not seem to see my point: the human readable sources of the
firmware files are _not_ open. The hex files, ie. the compiled form,
in ACSII format they say _are_ GPL'ed (despite the disclaimer in those
files, see above).


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