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Re: How long is it acceptable to leave *undistributable* files in the kernel package?

On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 07:54:34AM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> #include <hallo.h>
> * Joe Wreschnig [Tue, Jun 15 2004, 09:01:52PM]:
> > > So, problem resolved.  No need to remove anything.
> > 
> > At best that solves a third of the problem. What about all the other
> > copyright holders of the kernel, have they agreed to link with the
> > non-GPLd code? (Before someone tells me kernel developers don't care, or
> > "this isn't linking", [0]) And once the copyright issue is dealt with,
> > there's still the issue of meeting the DFSG.
> What exactly are you trying to proove with the mentioned link? The same
> guesses about guesses about assumptions about expectations as we have on
> debian-devel with some confused GPL fans (trying to construct a
> DSFG-violation case for free GPLed data files).

No, that we have a firm statement from a significant copyright holder
that they consider this to be a violation of the GPL, much like we've
had from people within Debian experienced in interpreting it.

People who are familiar with copyright law will understand the
significance of this.

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