Re: non-free firmware in kernel modules, aggregation and unclear copyright notice.
On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 11:50:54AM -0400, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Humberto Massa wrote:
> >Josselin Mouette wrote:
> >>You are mixing apples and oranges. The fact that the GFDL sucks has
> >>nothing to do with the firmware issue. With the current situation of
> >>firmwares in the kernel, it is illegal to redistribute binary images of
> >>the kernel. Full stop. End of story. Bye bye. Redhat and SuSE may still
> >>be willing to distribute such binary images, but it isn't our problem.
> Wrong! It is perfectly legal in the United States, and I'm pretty
> sure in your country, to distribute or redistribute copyrighted
> works. Otherwise there wouldn't be any bookstores or newspaper
Mmm, so you are claiming it is perfectly right to make copies of the windows
installation CD, or for that matter to duplicate music CDs ?
I would be rather interested in knowing how you came to that conclusion :)