October 4, 2006

GPL - The Final Word

As many of you will be aware, earlier this year the Kororaa Project (a binary install method for Gentoo Linux) released a live CD showcasing Xgl and compiz technology. The live CD included non-GPL video card drivers from NVIDIA and ATI pre-compiled against the running Linux kernel. We received an email from a kernel developer insisting that we cease distributing the livecd with these drivers as he claimed they were a violation of the Linux kernel GPL license. Since this time we have been doing hundreds of hours of research looking into this issue (and the livecd was taken offline).

Link: kororaa.org


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