Re: firmware status for eagle-usb-*
Josh Triplett <firstname.lastname@example.org> - Mon, Oct 18, 2004:
> I don't believe you can. In order to distribute software under the GPL,
> we must provide the "preferred form for modification" of that software,
> which is the source. From your description, it sounds like such source
> exists but is not being distributed. This means that we do not have the
> preferred form for modification available, so we cannot make it
> available to others, which means we can't satisfy our obligations under
> the GPL, and therefore we cannot distribute the software at all.
<silly>What makes you think there's a program in
I think you should re-read my mail, I'm talking about two different
programs: a linux driver, with some utilities, with some data you're
usually interested to send (for example a logo to display on a LCD) but
that only affect a non-Debian system; *AND* a firmware program, that
might or might not be a program (what if it is a configuration file?).
Now, we both know the firmware is certainly a program too, but it is
not the same program: for a Debian system running the drivers, this is
I know this is an ambiguous position, and I'm sorry I have to take it,
but think for a minute the modem would be running on a ROM and not a
RAM, or on a Flash! We wouldn't have to send that binary blob that we
don't need to worry about when it's already there.
Loïc Minier <email@example.com>