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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.0-test9 not Open Source
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> In this case, Debian (or any organization who isn't big enough not to fear
> M-systems) may not ship the standard kernel because it has additional patent
> restrictions.

Why. There are no distribution restrictions

> There is a clear ability here for the author of the driver and m-systems to
> conspire to retroactively revoke anyones privilege to use, modify, or
> distribute the stock kernel because of this code.

I fail to see how

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