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Re: TG3 firmware report...

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
> * Nathanael Nerode:
>> 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.

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 | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.devel@srcf.ucam.org

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