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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

Robert Millan writes:

> On Sun, Feb 19, 2006 at 01:45:24PM -0500, Andres Salomon wrote:
> > > Please also stop insulting ndiswrapper users and developers by calling
> > > it a "warez wrapper".
> Actualy, since such "ndis drivers" are often provided with very restrictive
> licensing, or with no licensing at all, I have my doubts that inserting them
> into Linux kernel is a legal activity.

This is an interesting theory.  Drivers' licenses are obviously
irrelevant to a discussion of whether ndiswrapper is freely licensed.
The FSF's usual position[1] is that the GPL does not require GPL
compatibility for non-distributed modifications of a GPLed program.
Are you saying that the FSF is incorrect about the GPL, or are you
making some other claim about what behavior is permitted?

[1]- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#StolenCopy

Michael Poole

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