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Re: Are BLOBs source code?



Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> writes:

> * Goswin von Brederlow (brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de) [041212 20:25]:
>> Compiled in the blob MUST comply to the GPL. The nature of being a
>> blob already seems to violate that.
>
> Only if the blob is derived from the GPL-code.

No, always. Compiled in it is part of the binary which is a work
derived from the GPLed work. It is like linking to a non GPL library.

Only seperate (e.g. in an initrd) you can say it is just an
aggregation of works.

> Cheers,
> Andi
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