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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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