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SubjectRe: Please open sysfs symbols to proprietary modules
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> You shouldn't, although many people do.  It's a derived work and hence the
> GPL is applicable. The only exception we make is for code which was
> written for other operating systems and was then ported to Linux.

As one of the copyright holders I make no such exception. Its either a
derived work in law or its not. In the former case obey the license or
remove every line of code derived from anything I wrote.

If it's not a derived work then fine. If you aren't sure ask your
lawyer.

[Sorry I'm sort of obliged to reply to this comment to prove I'm
defending my
copyrights and not accepting various positions Linus and others may
claim
exist. I believe others like the FSF whose code is used in the kernel
have
similar views]

Alan

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