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On 12/29/2009 07:52 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> No, the readme/copying is correct, it covers all of the code that runs
> on the processor as one body of work. Firmware blobs are different in
> that they do not run in the same processor, and can be of a different
Yes, but they don't cover everything in the tarball. If I want to copy
the tarball, then I need to comply with the distribution license of the
tarball. That license isn't clearly advertised. It is a mix of a
number of licenses from GPL v2 to allowed-to-copy-without-modifications.
The processor that the software runs on is fairly irrelevant.
In any case, I'm sure the kernel team will update the ebuild license
string appropriately - this is more of a debate for the LKML. I just
don't think that they've done a good job with it. Others are welcome to
hold differing opinions. :)