Les Mikesell wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> jeff wrote:
>> That would be a reasonable change. How is it done in drivers where
>> the firmware has always been known to be non-GPL but
>> redistributable? tg3 might be a special case due to its copyright
> The firmware hasn't always been known to be non-GPL. It was
> distributed for years under the GPL, so it *is* GPL, but they are
> violating the GPL by not shipping the source code.
> Have you even looked at tg3.c or it's history?
Just a quick google to find the discussion here:
with its note that the
corrected license was committed here:
They changed the kernel source then, but that doesn't mean they aren't under
obligations of the GPL since they distributed it for *years* under the GPL.