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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

regards,
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