Aeluros 2005 PHY support in Linux-libre

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at
Sun Dec 7 20:35:39 UTC 2008

   Note that I write 'GPL-licensed', rather than
   GPL-compatibly-licensed'.  Say, if this sequence is offered under a
   permissive GPL-compatible license, but it turns out to be object
   code without corresponding sources, then distributing the
   combination of that sequence with someone else's GPLed code amounts
   to copyright infringement and, according to GPLv2, automatic
   termination of the license.

The same can happen for a GPL licensed work, if the prefered form of
modification is to modify a binary blob, then this is "source code"
according to the GPL.  "Object code" is simply the inverse of that.

Nor would it constitude copyright infringment, as long as the prefered
form of modifying the blob is to modify the blob, and not recompile

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