Re: Binary-only firmware covered by the GPL?

From: John Hasler
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 20:31:26 EST

David Woodhouse writes:
> The firmware blob in question can be reasonably considered to be an
> independent and separate work in itself. The GPL doesn't apply to it when
> it is distributed as a SEPARATE work. But when you distribute it as part
> of a whole which is a work based on other parts of the kernel, by
> including it in the kernel source...

So don't. Put it in a seperate file and load it at boot time.
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