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Re: Fedora Freedom and linux-libre



On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 06:35:24PM -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> So, before gNewSense cleaned up the kernel in a way that ended up
> being called linux-libre, it didn't exist as a separate work to be
> aggregated into other works and result in linux-2.6.25.tar.bz2?

The tg3 firmware is in various things. The fact its usually shipped
aggregated with other works seems to be irrelevant.

> > Bingo.. and copyright does not give you power over other works
> 
> Nobody's talking about power over other unrelated works.  We're

Yes you are. At least thats what everyone else seems to think about firmware

> > I do not need your permission to put your book on the same bookcase
> > as someone elses book.
> 
> The result is clearly not a copyrightable work.

Ditto firmware. Its a mechanical process not a creative one.


Alan


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