[linux-dvb] Question about GPL & closed source drivers

alan at alanlee.org alan at alanlee.org
Thu May 29 17:32:39 CEST 2008

Can Linux DVB project drivers derived from non-GPL closed source SDKs be distributed in binary form only legally? It seems most if not all of Linux-DVB is standard GPL. And if that requires driver source to be GPL'd as well, it seems like it closes the Linux community off a bit from companies wanting to provide driver support to Linux while still keeping trade secrets protected.


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