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

Andrew Suffield writes:

> On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 03:18:32PM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
>> They can believe what they want. But for legal relevance they have
>> to show how exactly the firmware was derived from the rest of the
>> code (or vice versa). If they can't, it is merely a collection of
>> works.
> Don't be absurd. Any resulting binary is obviously derived from both.

Why is that obvious?

I have a binary on my bookshelf that is a combination of works with
conflicting licenses.  Is it a work derived from all of them, or is
it just an unofficial Debian CD install?

Michael Poole

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