Re: TG3 firmware report...
* Nathanael Nerode:
>> Unless of course the firmware itself is GPL'd, and therefore no one
>> can legally give it out without offering the source as well.
> It is GPLed. This is why it hasn't been put in non-free. :-P
> Until they do one of these two things, the firmware is not safe to
Of course it is safe to distribute. What do you fear? That Broadcom
might sue you for distributing something that they have written and
released under the GPL, and actually have a case? They might as well
sue Debian because the toolchain supports the SB-1 architecture.
Of course, Debian is free to refrain from distribution for other
reasons, but citing legal problems to cover up political decisions is