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Re: Bug#239952: kernel-source-2.6.4: qla2xxx contains non-free firmware

* Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS (edmundo@rano.org) [040325 12:55]:
> Don Armstrong <don@donarmstrong.com>:
> > It seems rather clear that those "source" files are just machine code
> > for the device firmware, and as such, are not the prefered form for
> > modification.

> Agreed. So the files are not DFSG-free.

Since when does the DFSG require "prefered form for modification"?
Only one of the well-known licenses say that _this_ _license_ requires
the prefered form as source-code. None of the other licenses say this,
and the DFSG also don't require this.

The question is: Are the source files the only existing form of the
code (then they _are_ the source code), or are they just a result of a
compiler run, and nobody will edit them (then they're not).

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