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Re: Fedora Freedom and linux-libre



jeff <moe blagblagblag org> wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
> > jeff wrote:
> > That would be a reasonable change.  How is it done in drivers where
> > the firmware has always been known to be non-GPL but
> > redistributable?   tg3 might be a special case due to its copyright
> > change.

> The firmware hasn't always been known to be non-GPL. It was
> distributed for years under the GPL, so it *is* GPL, but they are
> violating the GPL by not shipping the source code.

So go sue them for not giving you the source.

Most probably they will just tell you that it was *never* placed under GPL,
that this "GPL distribution" was just a mistake (now fixed).

> Have you even looked at tg3.c or it's history?

Yes, no.
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