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Re: gens License Check - Non-free

Michael Poole wrote:

> Raul Miller writes:
>> Because the linux kernel does not represent mere aggregation of one part
>> of the kernel with some other part on some storage volume.
>> It's not a coincidence that the parts of the kernel are there together.
> The usual contention is that having some helper function load the
> firmware is sufficient to resolve the concern.  That suggests to me
> that the parts being together -- at least in that case -- is a matter
> of convenience, not of necessity.  That is what I would use to test
> for "mere aggregation" (when one is not a derivative work of the
> other).

In some of the cases, rewriting the driver to have a helper function load
the firmware is actually a complicated process involving major changes to
the driver to 'detangle' the firmware.  The 'tangled' version doesn't seem
like mere aggregation.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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