Defence of the GPL realm (The H)
Posted Dec 21, 2012 2:09 UTC (Fri) by bkuhn
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Whether or not the firmware as a whole is derivative or aggregate is unrelated to the issues of
scripts to control compilation and installation and/or Installation Information.
The point is that for a given GPL'd program, GPL requires that, upon distribution of a binary of that program, the information on how to build and install a modified version of that particular binary must be provided. This requires knowing how to get a modified binary correctly into a firmware blob. The copyright status of the firmware as a whole is just moot with respect to this issue.
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