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Re:Packaging LiveCD with proprietary Nvidia driver

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on October 17, 2006 12:49 PM
1. It is legal for Non-GPL drivers to exist on the linux kernel. GPL 2.0 only govern the redistribution of the work and it's derivatives

2. It is legal to distribute Non-GPL sofftwares, including drivers, along side the GPL software, such as kernels, AS LONG AS they are not pre-linked. Once the software is in the users' hand, the users are free to link the GPL code with non-GPL compatible code, AS LONG AS they don't redistribute the result.

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