Red Hat and the GPL
Posted Mar 9, 2011 5:13 UTC (Wed) by butlerm
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like extensions to the kernel with proprietary binary blobs
Unless the distributors of said binary blobs are jointly distributing them with the kernel itself, the chances of enforcement on the grounds of creating a derived work are slim to none. The idea that most such modules are derived works is wishful thinking.
I keep waiting to hear a theory that would pass muster under US copyright law. All the ones I know of have strong precedents against them, in addition to being about the most counterproductive public policy imaginable.
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