Re: TG3 firmware report...
Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> * Nathanael Nerode:
>> 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.
Indeed. It's obviously the intention of the licensor to provide code
that can be distributed. There are potentially issues with derived works
containing a combination of the firmware and other GPLed code, but
that's why we'd consider non-free rather than anywhere else.
Matthew Garrett | email@example.com