Re: [DRAFT] resolving DFSG violations
* Michelle Konzack <firstname.lastname@example.org> [081109 09:31]:
> Now the original soucre is "worthless" and can be distributed WITH the
> firmware blob. The license for the source and the blob must say clearly
> that ONLY the blob is certified und permited to use on the device.
> If now there is a hacker called "Ben" and find an error and fix it, he
> can not legaly use use the fixed software because it must be recertified
> together WITH the hardware. (point 3 and 5)
This is not really new. It is (was?) the same with ISDN cards. There
hardware and firmware had to be certified together to be allowed to
connect them to the ISDN net here in Germany.
And there was still open source drivers. They were simply signed and
people prominently told that using an modified version needs them to
relicense their device, or only use it in other countries.
Bernhard R. Link