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Re: Fedora Freedom and linux-libre



David Woodhouse wrote:
On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 09:07 -0400, max wrote:
David Woodhouse wrote:
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'.

So the driver and its firmware are indistinct from the whole? You cannot tell where the driver and firmware begin and end?

Why or how have they become "intimately tied"?

That's a question you'd have to direct to the author of that file, who
said that they were. He ought to know.

You based your argument around something you haven't confirmed? That hardly seems wise but I can't say I have never done the same, lets all try to avoid this in the future shall we, in such manner are asses made;^). The author is also a programmer yes? not a lawyer? I am not sure the author is qualified in the legal sense to make this determination. The rapid evolution of technologies makes these things especially difficult. Where can I find his quotes? Are they in the documentation? I ask because *if* I forward this along I'll get asked for all this info, it seems quite relevant depending on the basis for this judgement but IANAL (i have always found this combination of letters amusing because I think a good lawyer is anal retentive or I guess any thorough person really, and that's certainly a quality I'd want in my lawyer :^)

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