Re: Bits from the DPL: Freedom and etch
Anthony Towns wrote:
> (c) A number of drivers in the Linux kernel include firmware to be
> uploaded to the chipsets they support that is provided as
> either a sequence of hex codes, or as a separate binary file --
> while modifying the code is allowed, in many if not most or all
> such cases, the firmware is effectively being provided without
> useful source.
It would have been very helpful, Anthony, if you had linked to the list of
*exactly* what drivers are at issue. (And exactly what the legal issues are
for each one: GPL-without-source and no-license-text drivers are serious and
separate issues, and affect far more drivers than properly-licensed
sourceless firmware affects.)
I suggest a d-d-a post adding this link:
Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com>
Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...