Invitation to ubuntu developers

David Hart ubuntu at
Sat Nov 25 10:53:07 GMT 2006

On Sat 2006-11-25 11:12:42 +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> "Shark Muddleworth" <shark.muddleworth at> writes:
> > Canonical's recent decision to include proprietary GPL violating
> > drivers in the default install, circumventing the copyright framework
> > clearly articulated in the GPL has sent shockwaves through the
> > community.=20
> Well, he has (or they have) some point here.

He's completely wrong about circumventing the GPL.

Taken from Section 2 of is the

  In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the
  Program with the Program (or with a work based on the Program)
  on a volume of a storage or distribution medium does not bring
  the other work under the scope of this License.

The Ubuntu distribution is an aggregation of software.

David Hart <ubuntu at>

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