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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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