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Re: Fedora Freedom and linux-libre



On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 08:29:28AM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> I agree with you that that seems to be the only possible interpretation
> for firmware blobs. And when we take them and include them in the
> bzImage and distribute that, the only possible interpretation is that
> they are 'part of a whole which is a work based on the Program'.

Disagree.

> But it's extremely hard to argue that combining non-GPL'd firmware into
> the kernel image is 'mere aggregation on a volume of a storage or
> distribution medium'.

Disagree.

You are trying to think computer about matters which are not computing. I
would suggest you go and learn about the actual legal caselaw in the case
things like books, and also on the boundaries of contract created by copyright.



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