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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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