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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 <neroden@fastmail.fm> 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.


Sven Luther

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