Re: DRAFT for a GR proposal concerning the Sarge release
On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 01:47:17AM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Do we? WRT kernel firmware, the driver authors seem to see it as a
> collection of works (with the firmware being one part), and at least
> I tend to prefer the author's opinion over third-party interpretations.
The author's opinion may not be completely relevant when there are hundreds
of authors. Remember, the drivers are being linked to all other code in
the kernel, and the license of that code (usually also GPL) must be followed.
I don't know if there's any legal consensus on this among kernel developers
(not being one myself).