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Re: broadcom proposed firmware licence, please comment ...

On 5/26/05, Don Armstrong <don@debian.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.


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