Re: How long is it acceptable to leave *undistributable* files in the kernel package?
Raul Miller wrote:
> > Joe Wreschnig wrote:
> > > For someone to claim that data compiled into a program but not executed
> > > is "mere aggregation" is nonsense. Is a program that prints the source
> > > code to GNU ls (stored as a string constant in the program, not an
> > > external file) a derivative of GNU ls? Of course it is. This is
> > > *exactly* analogous to the situation with firmware.
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 01:48:08AM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> > Could you please explain how exactly the derivation works in this case?
> > And please bring forward some more convincing arguments than "this is
> > nonsense", "this is obvious", or some broken analogy.
> It's a compilation work.
Fine. The copyright for the compilation lies by the one who did the
compilation. This is Linus Torvalds, I guess.