[lkml]   [2006]   [Feb]   [2]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: GPL V3 and Linux - Dead Copyright Holders
    Lee Revell wrote:

    > What nvidia is doing is already illegal under the GPLv2.

    I don't think that's been legally proven.

    The question is whether it is a derivative work. If their driver core
    (aka the binary blob) is common to all their drivers (across multiple
    OS's), it could be argued that the binary blob itself is not a
    derivative work. One could almost view it as firmware.

    If they ship the binary blob as well as code that interfaces the binary
    blob with the kernel, and the end-user compiles the code together and
    loads it into the kernel, does that necessarily violate the GPL?


    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2006-02-02 20:14    [W:0.019 / U:7.888 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site