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SubjectRe: Input on the Non-GPL Modules
On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Jan Niehusmann wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 11:29:57AM -0400, Greg Boyce wrote:
> > However, with the addition of GPL only symbols, you add motivation for
> > conning. Not by end users, but by the developers of binary only
> > modules. If they export the GPL license symbol, they gain access to
> > kernel symbols that they may want to use. Since no code is actually being
> > stolen, would this kind of trick actually cause a licensing violation?
>
> What about a different way of circumventing the GPL only symbols?

> Then he could use this new symbol from his non-GPL module.

And he'd lose his rights to use Linux by violating the license
he acquired Linux under.

regards,

Rik
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