Re: Binary-only firmware covered by the GPL?

From: Matthew Garrett
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 10:21:54 EST

Matt Reuther wrote:
>I think the real question is this: if this binary blob is not GPL, then how
>can it be in the kernel? It should be pulled out and put in a separate file,
>which can be loaded with the firmware mechanism.


>If it is firmware, then would it be legal to reverse engineer the assembler,
>assuming one can find the instruction set for the chip?

That depends on your local jurisdiction.
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