Re: ipw2100 firmware distributable?
Sebastian Ley wrote:
> Hello legal wizards,
> I need some advice about a license, my legal-english is not enough to
> determine whether the ipw2100 (popular wifi chipset) firmware by Intel
> is distributable in non-free.
> The license can be found here:
> My problems are:
> - Are we as Debian project a OEM or ISV?
> - Since Intel requires an acceptance of this EULA, would I need to
> gather that acceptance too?
It looks, in fact, like all mirror operators would have to accept it.
That makes it undistributable.
> - If it is not redistributable, may I add a downloading feature to the
Legally, yes, if the downloading feature forces the end-user to go through
the EULA and all that crapola.
Technically, it seems nasty to have a postinst prompt the user to accept a
EULA; if installation is in noninteractive mode, you'd have to refuse to
In conclusion: EEEEEWWWWWW!
There are none so blind as those who will not see.