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    SubjectRe: Binary firmware in the kernel - licensing issues.
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    On Maw, 2003-05-06 at 16:48, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
    > I don't see anybody sending the contents of the PALs, ASICs, and
    > other components on your motherboard. Modern machines have all
    > those bits loaded upon power-up. Before the power is applied,

    Those aren't shipped as part of the OS and that seems to be the
    big question if you talk to legally qualified people about this
    matter

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