[clug] kororaa question

Daniel Black daniel.subs at internode.on.net
Sun Jul 16 01:29:55 GMT 2006

On Sunday 16 July 2006 10:13, Kim Holburn wrote:
> This is a question for Chris Smart I guess.

But I'll answer anyway.

> I thought kororaa was told
> they couldn't distribute the new drivers.
Non-GPL drivers that are derived works of the kernel aren't able to be 

The GPL allows users to link non GPL drivers against the kernel which is how 
ATI/Nvidia have attempted to, or succeeded in, circumventing the GPL.

> Does this mean that other 
> live distros can't either?

> What about the major distros? 

Yes. I know this is the case with Gentoo as well.

You may also find this interesting:

Distros are now required (if there every weren't) to release code for their 


Daniel Black <dragonheart at gentoo.org>
Gentoo Foundation
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