Re: Kernel Firmware issue: are GPLed sourceless firmwares legal to distribute ?
[Restricting to -legal, feel free to widen the audience if neccessary]
Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> So, the RMs are making claims that those sourceless GPLed drivers don't cause
> any kind of distribution problem, while i strongly believe that the GPL clause
> saying that all the distribution rights under the GPL are lost if you cannot
> abide by all points, including the requirement for sources.
If the copyright holder distributes the material under GPL, I would be
surprised that a court would find redistributing that same material
under GPL invalid. The copyright holder obviously believes that the
hex dump is the "preferred method of modification" in this case - why
else would it be distributed under GPL instead of some "no
modifications, no redistributions" -license?
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