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Re: Bug#239952: kernel-source-2.6.4: qla2xxx contains non-free firmware

Nathanael Nerode wrote:

If the binary blob was really the source file, then it's fine.  For
 these so-called "GPLed" binaries, we should ask the copyright
holders if they were *really* written as binary blobs.  If they say
"yes", let's believe them.  If they say "no", then the binaries are

Aye to that. This is basically the same I said in the -legal list: as far as we know, the { 0x... } are magic numbers and this can be the "preferred form for modification".


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