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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
> distribute.

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

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