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SubjectRe: more files with licenses that aren't GPL-compatible
On Thu, 17 Jun 2004, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 12:45:32AM +0200, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> > This all boils down to the question of whether fimware is code or not.
> No, that's exactly the political discussion we don't want to discuss here.
> The keyspan case is worse where a file used in the kernel built has a
> GPL-incompatible license.

From a technical point of view I'm just wondering how it comes this
firmware is derived from the Linux kernel? I mean this is running on an
8-bit microcontroller with some 4KiB of memory so it sounds pretty much
impossible to me.

If anybody would have a point calling this a derived work from Linux, I'd
be very concerned about SCO might have a point with their claims wrt.
Linux being derived from their IP =(:-(

From the maintenance POV of course it would be much better not to have it
aggregated with the kernel sources.


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