Re: How long is it acceptable to leave *undistributable* files in the kernel package?
> > Firmware images embedded in kernel drivers fit neither.
On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 02:39:37PM -0400, Michael Poole wrote:
> Please, demonstrate why the firmware is not an independent work. No
> one has done so yet. Then define "interdependent programs" and
> explain why that concept is relevant to the embedded firmware.
The firmware can be an independent work. In and of itself, that has
no relevance to what the copyright issues are when the firmware is
incorporated into the kernel.
If the firmware hasn't been included in the kernel, then the kernal
copyright isn't relevant.