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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
> stands.

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 :)


Sven Luther

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