Re: broadcom proposed firmware licence, please comment ...
On 5/26/05, Don Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 26 May 2005, Sven Luther wrote:
> > 2) distribution as part of a binary module, without necessarily
> > any copyright notice attached, which would be a pain. Since the
> > GPL gives access to the source of the driver when the binary
> > module is available, it also gives access by transition to the
> > copyright notice in question under 1).
> If the GPL compells you to provide the copyright notice under 1), then
> it compells you to provide the source to this binary snippet. [You
> can't have it doing one without it also doing the other.]
Copyright notice is a good idea as a general rule -- not just in the
context of the GPL.