GPLv3 and Mobile Phones

Oleg Gusev oleg at
Sat Dec 9 13:00:27 CET 2006

Am Samstag, 9. Dezember 2006 12:34 schrieb Stefan Schmidt:
> Keep in mind that the FIC team have no wifi on
> the phone because no vendor allowed them to put the wlan driver under
> GPL. So they make the dicision to lack wifi instead of using unethical
> binary-only kernel modules.
The TI acx100 driver used by many PDAs and phones
is released under GPL and loads the binary firmware
into baseband and radio amplifier.

> For your questions about GPLv2 vs. GPLv3 I can just say it is the
> choice of the company which version they choose. Not everybody is
> happy with the new version.
Any developer is free to include the "or (at your option) any later version"
clause for his work.


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