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Re: Kernel Firmware issue: are GPLed sourceless firmwares legal to distribute ?

On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 03:35:26PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Oct 2006, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 03:49:25PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > > The answer to the question in the subject is simple: NO.
> > 
> > Thankyou for your opinion. I note you seemed to neglect to mention
> > that you're not a lawyer.
> That should be abundantly apparent to anyone who has been paying
> attention. Regardless, it doesn't dismiss the crux of the argument:
> baring competent legal advice to the contrary,[1] distributing
> sourceless GPLed works is not clear of legal liability. Doing
> otherwise may put ourselves and our mirror operators in peril.
So what?  Distributing GPL works *with* sources is also not clear of
legal liability.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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