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

Humberto Massa wrote:
But, the question made here was a subtler one and you are all biting around the bush: there *are* some misrepresentations of licenses to the firmware blobs in the kernel (-- ok, *if* you consider that hex dumps are not source code). What Sven asked was: "Hey, can I state explicitly the distribution state in the source files, by means of adding some comments?".

I think even a clarification "this firmware hexdump is considered to be the source code, and it's GPL'd" would do, but I must put my asbestos suit everytime I say it. :-)

We do not add comments to the kernel source code which simply state the obvious.


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