GPLv3 and Mobile Phones

Stefan Schmidt stefan at
Sat Dec 9 19:56:18 CET 2006


On Sat, 2006-12-09 at 13:24, Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:
> On Saturday 09 December 2006 13:00, Oleg Gusev wrote:
> > The TI acx100 driver used by many PDAs and phones
> > is released under GPL and loads the binary firmware
> > into baseband and radio amplifier.
> Supposedly even that is too proprietary (I think we were over this at some 
> point)... But then a closed GPS daemon is ok just because it doesnt live in 
> kernel. So if we can figure out a way to have WiFi drivers run in userspace 
> that might be ok?

Userspace driver don't use all the GPL code inside the kernel. It is a
question of derived work.

Stefan Schmidt
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