Re: How long is it acceptable to leave *undistributable* files in the kernel package?
Thiemo Seufer <email@example.com> writes:
> The firmware typically wasn't patched, and nothing is derived from it.
Isn't the kernel containing the firmware derivative of it? If not,
why can't I put some GPL-incompatible x86 code into the kernel, load
it into a device in my system -- the main memory -- and then issue a
command to the processor to execute it?
That is, doesn't your interpretation allow arbitrary linking of GPL'd
I would be much more convinced if I saw an argument from the
GPL-incompatible-firmware-is-OK side as to why the GPL prohibits
distributing linkages of GPL'd and GPL-incompatible code.
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org