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License requirements for DSP binaries?

The mwavem package includes binaries for the Mwave(tm) digital signal
processor (DSP) chip found on some ThinkPad(tm).  With the binaries
installed the Mwave implements a modem.

IBM distributes the Linux driver and the binaries in a tarball that
it says is licensed under the GPL.
No source code is provided for the DSP binaries.  (N.B., past
discussions of this issue have reached the conclusion that such
software can nevertheless be distributed in main.)

Is the statement that the GPL covers the binaries good enough for
Debian, or should we ask IBM for a separate license for the DSP

Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk>

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