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FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
Posted Nov 9, 2010 17:57 UTC (Tue) by jebba (✭ supporter ✭, #4439)
Posted Nov 11, 2010 19:29 UTC (Thu) by BenHutchings (subscriber, #37955)
Posted Nov 11, 2010 21:16 UTC (Thu) by jebba (✭ supporter ✭, #4439)
* The firmware this driver downloads into the Localtalk card is a
* separate program and is not GPL'd source code, even though the Linux
* side driver and the routine that loads this data into the card are.
* It is taken from the COPS SDK and is under the following license
* This material is licensed to you strictly for use in conjunction with
* the use of COPS LocalTalk adapters.
Posted Nov 13, 2010 1:30 UTC (Sat) by dwmw2 (subscriber, #2063)
AFAICT the only person doing regular sweeps of the kernel to check for such things is Alexandre, and he's completely jumped the shark so most people who are actually doing useful work on this stuff have started ignoring him.
S'probably worth going through the current deblob script and working out if there are more examples like the one you provided above; thanks for that.
Posted Nov 15, 2010 19:29 UTC (Mon) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
Posted Nov 18, 2010 10:33 UTC (Thu) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
Jumping the shark is an idiom used to denote the point in a television program's history where the plot spins off into absurd storylines or unlikely characterizations. These changes were often the result of efforts to revive interest in a show whose audience had begun to decline.
(The above text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike licence.)
While I do find some of the FSFLA's publicity material surrounding Linux-libre to be of dubious quality and appropriateness, I am less than convinced that "jumping the shark" is applicable here.
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