Re: Packaging Linuxant's driverloader?
On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 09:12:41PM -0600, Joel Konkle-Parker wrote:
> Can someone tell me the legal status of Linuxant's driverloader software
> as it relates to packaging for Debian? I believe the software itself,
> while it needs a license key, is free, although it requires non-free
> Windows drivers to operate properly. Perhaps the package could prompt
> for a path to a Windows partition?
Huh? The linked license (below) explicitly says "without modification".
Have you read the DFSG?
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