[vdr] OT: issues about binary only code in GPLed programs [WAS] future VDR and Net??eiver OEM from Reelmultimedia

Darren Salt linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk
Sun Jul 1 16:55:04 CEST 2007


I demand that Georg Acher may or may not have written...

> On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 02:33:21PM +0100, Darren Salt wrote:
>> That doesn't matter. It's still Linux-based and you still need to release
>> the modified sources (I'd say enough to allow the building of a complete
>> filesystem image for the device).

> To make it clear: This whole argument is *ONLY* about the HDMI chip driver,
> which is the only closed source part in the kernel. This part is *not* a
> modification of some existing code.

That part may not be, but "you can't simply switch the kernel anyway, as it
has many additions for the V4L-stuff." That (to me) says 'modified kernel
source'...

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