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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] clarify message and give support contact for non-GPL modules
    On Sat, 1 May 2004 17:48:14 -0400
    Marc Boucher <> wrote:

    > Sean,
    > I think that your wording is problematic, because:
    > - A module with non-GPL license could be distributed in source form.

    That's not a problem. Feel free to add other checks to suppress this
    message for other licenses.

    > - Its author can also be an individual or organization, not necessarily
    > a vendor.

    Please suggest a better word than vendor so I can update the patch.

    > - The word "tainted" is confusing and needlessly scary for average
    > users.

    The FACT is the kernel is TAINTED. It's important that the user
    understand why so that when they see TAINTED message in OOPS
    they are not confused.

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