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Re: Binary-only firmware covered by the GPL?

Eduard Bloch wrote:

> Moin Dumitru!
> Dumitru Ciobarcianu schrieb am Freitag, den 26. März 2004:
>> > Then it seems clear to me that the firmware is under the GPL because it
>> > is PART of the GPL'd file.
>> If you're right, then the "binary" of the firmware it's GPL, not the
>> source of the firmware, because that's what you have in this case :)
>> You can have that ? GPL the binary but not the source ? :)
> IMHO yes. If not, start sueing all upstream authors distribution GPL
> source without .xcf for .png files
Um, many .png files are created directly in editors, not via .xcf.

> or .mid/.mod/... for .wav files,
Many .wav files are recorded directly from microphone input, or from the
line-in jack from some other analog source.

What you say is true *only* if the files really were created
from .xcf/.mid/.mod files.

> etc.pp.
> Regards,
> Eduard.

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