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Re: TG3 firmware report...

John Hasler <jhasler@debian.org> wrote:

> What do you mean by "legally"?  Copyright infringement is a tort, and there
> is no way they could win an infringement lawsuit against a distributor for
> failing to redistribute the source for the blobs when they did not supply
> it themselves and yet asserted that the work was under the GPL.
> The real risk (if any) is of being sued by a kernel author.

That's only a risk if we ship it linked with the kernel. Shipping a
single blob of hex in non-free shouldn't be a problem in that respect.

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

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