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    SubjectRe: Why is Nvidia given GPL'd code to use in closed source drivers?
    On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, David Lang wrote:
    > On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, Paul Jakma wrote:

    > > further, the kernel's licence explicitely exempts the 'normal system
    > > calls', and kernel headers describing these can quite arguably be
    > > considered to fall within this exemption.
    >
    > this is exactly the reasoning that nvidia uses to justify their use of the
    > headers.

    a kernel module does not make of use of the calls the exemption refers
    to. it calls exported /kernel/ functions.

    > you can't have it both ways.
    >
    > David Lang

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