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SubjectRe: Linuxant/Conexant HSF/HCF Modem Drivers Unlocked
On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 09:00:12PM +0100, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 02:50:42PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Gwe, 2004-10-29 at 13:43, Chad Christopher Giffin wrote:
> > > I still find myself deeply troubled and questioning the legalities of
> > > using "GPL\0[...]" in the license string of a non-GPL module. As it is
> > > a blatant lie.
> >
> > Oh its almost certainly a criminal offence in the USA - the DMCA for
> > example. The \0 stupidity checker needs to go into the kernel.
>
> Copy protection arms-races are always fun. If we did this, no doubt
> some enterprising individual would find that some other value
> also has the same effect. You need to throw out anything else
> thats non alphanumeric too. (plus '/' for 'Dual BSD/GPL' and friends)

Use Pascal-like strings then. I see no way to fake them.

Willy

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