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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] more Driver core patches for 2.6.19
On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 11:55:00PM +0000, Alan wrote:
> > IIRC, Linus has deliberately and explicitly estopped himself from
> > claiming that loading a binary-only driver is a GPL violation. Do you
> He only owns a small amount of the code. Furthermore he imported third
> party GPL code using the license as sole permission. So he may have dug a
> personal hole but many of the rest of us have been repeatedly saying
> whenever he said that - that we do not agree. The FSF has always said
> binary modules are wrong and there is FSF code imported into the kernel
> by Linus on license only grounds.
>
> Whether it is a good idea is a different question.

Wait a bloody minute - the only FSF code in the kernel I know of is from
libgcc, which does allow linking to non-GPL code. Is there anything else?
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