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Re: are GPLed sourceless firmwares legal to distribute ?

On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 08:29:23AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 14:57:33 +0300, Markus Laire <malaire@gmail.com> said: 
> > Hopefully (but I doubt this) someone in Debian will get sued for
> > this violation in Etch, to stop such a behaviour in the future.
>         Nice. But the only one who can sue is the person whose
>  copytright we are violating -- namely, the person who provided the
>  firmware in the first place.  I'll leave it up to you to determine
>  the likelihood of that.

Then why is everyone making such a fuss when i propose to say clearly how
things stand with regard to GPLed sourceless drivers ? 

And why can't we decide to distribute all the firmwares which are in upstream,
even though they happen to have a strange license which makes them
undistributable ? 


Sven Luther

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