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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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