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Re: non-free firmware in kernel modules, aggregation and unclear copyright notice.

On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 20:21 +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 10:51:30AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > Then let's see some acts.  We (lkml) are not the ones with the percieved
> > problem, or the ones discussing it.


> All i am asking is that *the copyright holders* of said firmware blobs put a
> little comment on top of the files in question saying, all this driver is
> GPLed, except the firmware blobs, and we give redistribution rights to said
> firmware blobs.

I think what Greg may have meant[0] was that if it bothers you, then you
should act by contacting the copyright holders privately yourself in
each case that you come across and asking them if you may add a little
comment etc, and then submit patches once you have their agreement.


[0] if I may be so bold as to put words into his mouth.
Ian Campbell

Hiccuping & trembling into the WASTE DUMPS of New Jersey like some
drunken CABBAGE PATCH DOLL, coughing in line at FIORUCCI'S!!

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