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SubjectRe: Additional clauses to GPL in network drivers
Quote from Krzysztof Halasa <>:
> John Bradford <> writes:
> > "This file is not a complete program and may only be used when the
> > entire operating system is licensed under the GPL".
> >
> > as
> > grep -C 1 "only be used when"
> >
> > in drivers/net will confirm.
> >
> > *Please*, can we resist the temptation to 'play' with licenses in this
> > way? I suspect this extra clause was added just to clarify what the
> > GPL already says,
> I don't think so - GPL doesn't restrict the _use_, only the distribution.

OK, more accurately what I meant was that I suspect that the original _intent_ of adding that clause was to clarify the GPL, and that the extra clause fails to do that.

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