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    SubjectRe: GPL only modules [was Re: [GIT PATCH] more Driver core patches for 2.6.19]

    > So go get it merged in the Ubuntu, (Open)SuSE and RHEL and Fedora trees
    > first. This is not something where we use my tree as a way to get it to
    > other trees. This is something where the push had better come from the
    > other direction.

    I can probably speak for Ubuntu in saying we wont include any sort of
    patch like this unless it's forced on us.

    I have to agree with your your whole statement. The gradual changes to
    lock down kernel modules to a particular license(s) tends to mirror the
    slow lock down of content (music/movies) that people complain about so
    loudly. It's basically becoming DRM for code.

    I don't think anyone ever expected technical mechanisms to be developed
    to enforce the GPL. It's sort of counter intuitive to why the GPL
    exists, which is to free the code.

    Let the licenses and lawyers fight to protect the code. The code doesn't
    need to do that itself. It's got better things to do.
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