Re: please release sarge instead of removing binary firmware
José Luis Tallón wrote:
> At 15:12 13/04/2004, you wrote:
> >So, there's two issues here. One is that binary firmware is non-free
> >as it doesn't include source. The other is that it's GPL incompatible,
> >for the same reasonable.
> >but in the general case, this stuff needs to be separated out into
> >userspace as a matter of complying with the GPL.
> Sorry, i know i'm about to get flamed probably but....
> - Upstream authors have put their drivers in Linux, under the GPL
> - The preferred distribution form of several of such BLOBs is really binary
> (we are speaking of machine code, nonetheless)
It's not about the driver author's copyright. Other people's license is
_probably_ infringed by distributing accompanying BLOBs with GPL code,
depending on interpretation of the GPL.