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Re: Broadcom 4702?

To: Dominic Sweetman <dom@mips.com>
Subject: Re: Broadcom 4702?
From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 21:33:13 +0000
Cc: Charlie Brady <charlieb-linux-mips@e-smith.com>, Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Iau, 2004-01-15 at 09:11, Dominic Sweetman wrote:
> So yes, binary code distributed in a black box is still distributed,
> and if it was GPL software you are entitled to the source code.  It's
> sensible of Cisco to put it quietly on a web site somewhere.

This is actually one reason some embedded people have concerns about the
GPL. It isnt providing the code, its how to handle the offer/provision
when the product in question is a tea maker or some appliance where it
isnt natural to ship say an accompanying CD of windows drivers.


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