Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Jul 2006 20:16 UTC, submitted by jake tate
Linspire Kevin Carmony of Linspire/Freespire has announced that the first beta of Freespire has been released earlier than anticipated. Get it from the download page. According to Carmony, this release includes out-of-the-box support for proprietary formats such as .mp3 and WMV, plug-and-play support for Ati and nVIDIA cards without user intervention, Click-N-Run, and much more.
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RE[2]: Isn't it violation of GPL?
by Moulinneuf on Mon 17th Jul 2006 06:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Isn't it violation of GPL?"
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"It depends on how they do it."


"If they put the proprietary code on the install CD image"

No , not at all , you can mix proprietary and GPL software on the same CD image.

"or if the installer pulls it from the net by default,"

No , thats not a/the problem either.

You cant link GPL software to proprietary software directly , You cant integrate GPL code in your software/driver if the end result is not GPL.

Kororaa did put ATI and Nvidia propritary module in the Linux kernel on there Live CD and linked them with GPL code directly.

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