On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 10:42:17AM +0100, Krzysztof Opasiak wrote:
> On 02/22/2018 10:32 AM, Ran Shalit wrote:
> > >
> > > I don't know the exact case nor I'm license specialist but I think it's
> > > doable without license violation. Take a look at official displaylink
> > > drivers... They consist of two parts. First one is Kernel GPL code
> > > which is obviously published to not violate the license and second part is
> > > userspace binary blob that receives video stream from this "open source
> > > driver" and then uses libusb to communicate with the device...
> > >
> > > Footnotes:
> > > 1 - http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/ubuntu
> > > 2 - https://github.com/DisplayLink/evdi
> > > Best regards,
> > >
> > Krzysztof , I will check the proxy git .
> > What's the difference between the proxy you've given before to the
> > DisplayLink?
> Displaylink driver is unrelated to the proxy. It's just an example of how to
> not violate GPL license and not publish your USB protocol and provide only
> binary blob with it;)
Um, do not say "how not to violate GPL" without being a lawyer please.
I wouldn't bet that what they are doing is all so cut-and-dry...
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