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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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