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    SubjectRe: Re[2]: 2.6.16 serious consequences / GPL_EXPORT_SYMBOL / USB drivers of major vendor excluded
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    On Thu, 2006-02-16 at 15:24 +0100, s.schmidt@avm.de wrote:
    > To anticipate any "open vs. closed source" discussion:Only a
    > handful of companies worldwide have such know-how. With regard to our
    > competitive situation, we have to protect our hard-won intellectual
    > property and therefore cannot open the closed source part of the
    > driver.


    where in the license of the kernel does it say that this is a valid
    exception to the license ?

    You're writing drivers with linux in mind. You're writing them
    explicitly for linux, using Linux code. And you distribute the result.

    If your company really wants to be a good linux player, be a good linux
    player rather than contributing to the biggest threat to linux right
    now...

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