Once upon a time, David Woodhouse <dwmw2(a)infradead.org> said:
On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 08:17 -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> The compiled kernel image is just a mechanical production from the
> source and does not have copyright of its own.
Excellent. So I can distribute that bzImage without heed to the
provisions of copyright law? I don't need permission from the people who
wrote it at all?
No, just like a CD image, the copyright of the various source bits still
applies. It is not a derivative work though, only a mere aggregation.
Chris Adams <cmadams(a)hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.