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Re: TG3 firmware report...

On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 11:40:30AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> 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.

they may have released it under the GPL, but there's a strong case for
arguing that they're in violation of their own licensing terms for not
providing the source code to the firmware blobs.  if they were in fact
in violation of said terms, debian could not legally distribute the
code.  or so the argument goes.



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