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    SubjectRe: RFC: Starting a stable kernel series off the 2.6 kernel
    On Sun, 04 Dec 2005, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

    > > As I say, these aren't licensed for inclusion into the kernel, they bear
    > > a (C) Copyright notice and "All rights reserved."
    > and
    > so it *IS* gpl licensed!
    > the code is a bit horrible though and no surprise it breaks ;)

    Yes. "extern type foo; static type foo;" is way stupid, but 10% of the
    blame can be shifted on the GCC guys for being much too tolerant.

    > you can always make drivers broken enough to break at the slightest
    > change ;)
    > (it also seems to contain an entire ipmi layer, linux already has one so
    > I wonder why they're not just using that as basis)

    Perhaps the dates give a clue. Since when has Linux had IPMI in the
    baseline code?

    Matthias Andree
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