Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> Nor do you have any standing to impose restrictions relating
> to other works via copyright.
True, but this is a distraction. Nobody's restricting other works.
The issue the debate was turned into is whether the GPLed work can be
distributed in this way. The more people insist 'taking it out will
break', the weaker the 'mere aggregation' defense becomes.
The way they are aggregated is the distraction since the unrelated
nature of the components would be more obvious if there was a file-level
split between firmware payload and deployment code. But whether they
are temporarily aggregated into the same file or not doesn't change
their underlying status as different things.