Info about linux-restricted-modules

Jean-Eric Cuendet (RPT) jec at
Wed Mar 7 14:40:03 UTC 2007

>> Someone can clarify to me one (stupid) thing about restricted modules?
>> I'm working on my personal specification
>> ( and the users ask me also the
>> linux-restricted module compiled against Ingo Molnar's RT-Preempt
>> patchset (i already offer patch and kernel image). Question is: Can i
>> redistribute linux-restricted-modules package (in binary form) without
>> violate any license?
> You would have to read the licenses if all the packages in lrm. Each one
> is different. Most of it is binary+source (nvidia, madwifi, ati, etc).

I would say that if Ubuntu can provide the lrm package, you should also 
be allowed to do it no?
Ubuntu don't have more rights than you in doing so. They recompile the 
binaries, create a package and distribute it (widely). That's basically 
the same as you are willing to do.

Best regards / Salutations.

Jean-Eric Cuendet
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