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SubjectRe: more files with licenses that aren't GPL-compatible


David Schwartz wrote:

> First, this says, "any work", it's not limited to code. It says, "in whole
> or in part contains or is derived from the Program" -- a binary of the Linux
> kernel is clearly derived from the Linux kernel source. And it says
> "licensed *as a whole* ... under the terms of *this* license".
>


Ok, so this means that the given binary table which represents the
firmware is forced to be under a GPL license. Let's also say, for the
circumstances, that what amounts to a hex dump is the "preferred form"
of the firmware.
Does that make everyone happy?

Then get the vendor the say that "the binary form of the firmware" can
be converted to GPL as necessary.

Now, this may open them up to reverse engineering, but so what.

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