Re: The bigger issue is badly licensed blobs (was Re: Firmware poll
On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 09:27:21AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Aug 30, Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Debian must decide whether it wants to ship BLOBs with licensing which
> > technically does not permit redistribution. At least 53 blobs have this
> > problem. Many of them are licensed under the GPL, but without source code
> > provided. Since the GPL only grants permission to distribute if you
> > provide source code, the GPL grants no permission to distribute in these
> > cases.
> Many people disagree with this interpretation.
A few very vocal people do. I guess they can be counted on the fingers of both
hands or so.