Many believe that the Linux kernel is Free Software or Open Source, but it isn't. Indeed, the Linux-2.6.36 distribution contains sourceless code under such restrictive licensing terms as "This material is licensed to you strictly for use in conjunction with the use of COPS LocalTalk adapters", presented as a list of numbers in the corresponding driver, and "This firmware may not be modified and may only be used with Keyspan hardware" and "Derived from proprietary unpublished source code, Copyright Broadcom" in the firmware subdirectory, just to name a few examples.

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