[mythtv-users] BGT3600 - Ultimate UK DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 Tuner?

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 16:16:09 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 08:43, Ian Clark <mrrooster at gmail.com> wrote:
> Even linking to the kernel could mean you fall foul of the GPL. There
> have been distributions unwilling to distribute the nVidia drivers
> because of this legal grey area!

It could even be more complicated.  nVidia requires (per their license)
that the end user agree to certain conditions.  Your typical GPL'd
distro cannot agree to a restrictive license for the end user, so may
be unwilling to redistribute it.

As with much else involving patents, copyrights, trademarks,
licenses, contracts, etc., details matter, and your lawyer may
come to completely different conclusions than someone else's
lawyer.  Those that want to avoid lawyers may choose to stay
far away from the thin lines and grey areas that may result in
large costs.

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