Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Nov 2006 23:05 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth is trying to entice OpenSUSE developers to join Ubuntu. "Novell's decision to go to great lengths to circumvent the patent framework clearly articulated in the GPL has sent shockwaves through the community. If you are an OpenSUSE developer who is concerned about the long term consequences of this pact, you may be interested in some of the events happening next week as part of the Ubuntu Open Week."
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RE[2]: GPL software users
by dylansmrjones on Sat 25th Nov 2006 15:13 UTC in reply to "RE: GPL software users"
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[i]The developers (Nvidia) or the redistributor (Ubuntu) would just act illegally if they distribute the wrapper under the GPL when it needs this binary blob to work.[i/]

Wrong. It's perfectly legal to distribute GPL'ed sources linked to non-GPL'ed sources. It is however not legal to distribute proprietary packages linked to GPL'ed packages.

But GPL can always link to non-GPL. However, non-GPL becomes GPL when linked to GPL. That's also why you can distribute the nVidia-drivers. If distributing the nVidia-driver was truly a GPL-violation FSF would have attacked nVidia long ago.

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