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Packaging LiveCD with proprietary Nvidia drivers?

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on October 17, 2006 12:35 AM
Didn't Kororaa did that and got themselves into trouble?
Kororaa XGL Live CD and the GPL

In May 2006 an unnamed kernel developer sent an email to Christopher Smart, the project's leader, suggesting that packaging the proprietary NVIDIA and ATI drivers was a violation of the GPL as they take GPL code from the kernel and build it into a non-GPL kernel module, qualifying as a derived work. This caused Smart temporarily removed the CD image from his website in August 2006.

Two months later, version (0.3) was released, and all proprietary drivers were removed by request. Because of this, only limited ATI graphics card support is included.

Source: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kororaa" title="wikipedia.org">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kororaa</a wikipedia.org>

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