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Re: New summary: Binary peripheral software

Humberto Massa writes:
> I think it was already stablished that:
> if it's shipped together (inside a GPL'd file) you have 2 options:
> a. consider the blob the preferred form for modification and the whole
>    GPL'd.
> b. consider it a misrepresentation of license and render the whole
>    undistributable and unlawful.

b. is not established.  If the blob was put there by the sole author of the
work and the work then distributed under the GPL by him he would probably
not be able to block redistribution.

It would, of course, not be DFSG-compliant.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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