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Re: Fedora Freedom and linux-libre



Once upon a time, David Woodhouse <dwmw2 infradead org> said:
> On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 08:17 -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> > The compiled kernel image is just a mechanical production from the
> > source and does not have copyright of its own. 
> 
> Excellent. So I can distribute that bzImage without heed to the
> provisions of copyright law? I don't need permission from the people who
> wrote it at all?

No, just like a CD image, the copyright of the various source bits still
applies.  It is not a derivative work though, only a mere aggregation.

-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


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