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

On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 10:51, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:35:43AM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> > That clause only deals with some anthology works, not all.  It's an
> > exception to <<a "work based on the Program" means either the Program or
> > any derivative work under copyright law: that is to say, a work containing
> > the Program or a portion of it, either verbatim or with modifications...>>
> > It's pretty clear that the linux kernel is not a mere aggregation of
> > works on some volume of storage.
> Any chance you guys could come to some kind of consensus on this so I
> know what has to be done for the debian package?

The current release policy says that all firmware not licensed under
GPL-compatible licenses needs to be removed. It also says that any
sourceless firmware needs to be removed.

Depending on the outcome of GRs, it might change so that only the former
class has to be removed.

Either way, firmware not licensed under a GPL-compatible license needs
to be removed.
Joe Wreschnig <piman@debian.org>

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