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        I suggest that if a function happens to be implemented as an inline
    in a header then it should be treated (for licensing purposes) as
    an exported-to-all-modules symbol. So in Linux, that would be LGPL-ish.

    The Linux developers can certainly do this, if the copyright holders
    of the substantial functions in question go along with it. Even if
    they already went along with linking to their functions from non-free
    modules, this is still somewhat different.

    The question only arises for the specific non-small functions that are
    to be inlined in headers in this way. (Inlining a very small function
    from a header is probably not significant for copyright.) Perhaps the
    copyright holders of these functions are few and easy to ask.




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