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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Blacklist binary-only modules lying about their license
On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Gilles May wrote:

> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>
> >The attached patch blacklists all modules having "Linuxant" or "Conexant"
> >in their author string. This may seem a bit broad, but AFAIK both
> >companies never have released anything under the GPL and have a strong
> >history of binary-only modules.
> >
> >
> Blacklisting modules?!
>
> Oh come on!
> I agree the '\0' trick is not really nice, but blacklisting modules is
> not really better. It's not a functionality that adds anything to the
> kernel.
> If ppl want/have to use that module let them!

Then they should list themselves as proprietory, there will be no problem
loading them in that case. No need to tell fibs.
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