Re: ipw2100 firmware distributable?
Raul Miller wrote:
On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 06:47:01PM +0100, Marco Franzen wrote:
Right: If something needs special permission, it is non-free and can at
most go into non-free. But since non-free is not part of debian (the
distribution), special permission only for distributing it *in* debian
would be useless in any case. (But that is likely not what was meant.)
Something can be in debian archives which are not a part of a debian
distribution. For example, the bts, mailing list archives (including
debian-private which isn't publically accessible), and so on.
But it would depend on what the special permission "to distribute [it]
in debian" were later construed to have meant. It does sound very much
like "to put [it] in the debian distribution". I thought this might be a
potential lawyer bomb that could be avoided easily by wording the
request for permission slightly differently.
Nobody would be likely to sue for this reason, but someone looking for a
reason to sue (tentacles of evil etc) might just be happy to find one.