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Kororaa, drivers, and the GPL: FSF Chimes In

No-one is probably interested in this anymore, however if anyone out there is curious (like me) then here's an update!

I received a reply from the Free Software Foundation in regards to the GPL issue.

However because I have not heard back since my reply, I thought I may as well post my reply back to FSF so you can read both. It will be hard to read, but the lines with ">" are the original FSF email (bolded), and the other text is my reply to them (italicised).

In essence, FSF believes that the drivers ARE a violation but that there are special considerations for Linux. Once again, no actual evidence was provided, so I replied asking for some Smile

I have also emailed the original kernel developer who contacted me to ask him primarily for two things:
1) Evidence to support his claim
2) What part of the kernel is under his copyright that it is violating

I have not heard back yet, but hope to soon.

Here's the FSF email:

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