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Re: Are BLOBs source code?

* Goswin von Brederlow (brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de) [041212 21:55]:
> 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.

Why should elf-aggregation always mean to be part of a derived code, and
fs-level aggregation mean that not? Even e.g. Linus writes that there
_are_ examples where elf-aggregation does not mean a derived work (well,
of course: the default assumptation is that it is derived, but it could
be proven otherwise).

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