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Re: are GPLed sourceless firmwares legal to distribute ?

On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 01:29:01PM +0300, Markus Laire wrote:
> On 10/5/06, Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
> >On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 02:57:33PM +0300, Markus Laire wrote:
> >> Hopefully (but I doubt this) someone in Debian will get sued for this
> >> violation in Etch, to stop such a behaviour in the future.
> >
> >You do realise we're going to voluntarily stop it immediately after
> >releasing etch anyway, right?
> Well, actually, I don't.
> I have read all recent (>= Sep 16) mails on debian-vote, and I'm
> unsure about what the situation will be after Etch.

The kernel team is willing to start working on the situation as soon as etch
is out the door. Now, given the length of this whole GR process, we will
probably ban the word 'firmware' from our vocabulary for a couple of months
after this issue is solved :)


Sven Luther

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