Subject: Re: Firmware and kernel image compression
To: Charles Hannum <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/17/2002 11:08:55
> I realize that this package is GPLed, and I do not intend to put GPLed
> code in the kernel.  I will clone the decompression engine and provide
> a non-GPLed version.
> Does anyone have (useful, constructive) comments on this before I do
> it?

Yes - you break the copyright!

If (and I'm not sure you can) escape the GPL license by recoding,
you cannot escape the copyright (on the algorythm) that way.


David Laight: