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

On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 10:41:58PM +0100, Guido Guenther wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 08:36:31PM +0100, Oliver Kurth wrote:
> > 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.
> O.k., we can upload to non-free then.

Unfortunately, in this thread it turned out we can't. Unless we convince
Atmel to not license the files under the GPL, but just as freely

> > 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).
> I fully see your point. Without the source code to the firmware we can't
> upload into main IMHO.


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