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SubjectRe: Linux GPL and binary module exception clause?
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On Wednesday 10 December 2003 11:56, Larry McVoy wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 09:10:18AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > > Which is? How is it that you can spend a page of text saying a judge
> > > doesn't care about technicalities and then base the rest of your
> > > argument on the distinction between a "plugin" and a "kernel module"?
> >
> > I'll stop arguing, since you obviously do not get it.
>
> Err, I think people might say you are punting. You claim that there is a
> difference between a plugin and a kernel module, I ask what, you say
> "I'll stop arguing because you don't get it". Hmm.

For one thing, the plugin was made by someone without access to Netscape or
IE's source code, using a documented interface that contained sufficient
information to do the job without access to that source code.

Yes, it matters.

Rob
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