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Re: How long is it acceptable to leave *undistributable* files in the kernel package?

Michael wrote:
> Several (a plurality, if not majority) of US federal court districts
> use the Abstraction, Filtration and Comparison test to determine
> whether one computer program infringes on another's copyright --


Traditionally people have erred on the side of caution in interpreting free
licenses, following the wishes of the copyright holder and looking to the
license's author for guidance. In this case the FSF indicates the binary
firmware may violate the GPL. Kernel copyright holders also claim this, as well
as some legally knowledgeable folks within Debian. Isn't Debian better served
by removing the potentially infringing files than playing lawyer and trying to
justify the infringement?


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