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Re: Fedora Freedom and linux-libre



David Woodhouse wrote:
On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 18:53 -0300, jeff wrote:
I am perfectly willing to be educated/corrected and I have heard arguments from both sides that have merit, I am tempted to send a copy of the GPL to my lawyer and get the interpretation of someone who doesn't have a horse in this race.
Please do. And show him a copy of tg3.c too please. :)

Along with the quotes from one of its authors, who also happens to be
the overall network driver maintainer for Linux, and has stated that
each driver and its firmware are 'intimately tied... pieces of a single,
cohesive whole'.

That would be a hard claim to support, knowing that at least some of the firmware comes from the hardware vendor, has nothing in particular to do with Linux, and may be also used by OS's that have no code in common.

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  Les Mikesell
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