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    SubjectRe: [RFC] EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE()
    On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:18:06PM -0500, Mark Lord wrote:
    > Greg KH wrote:
    > >On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 09:34:40PM -0500, Mark Lord wrote:
    > >>Greg KH wrote:
    > >>>So, here's a patch that implements EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE(). It
    > >>>basically says that some time in the future, this symbol is going to
    > >>>change and not be allowed to be called from non-GPL licensed kernel
    > >>>modules.
    > >>The wording and intent here are incorrect.
    > >>
    > >>All kernel modules are already *GPL licensed*,
    > >>whether the authors think so or not.
    > >>
    > >>So this patch (if it goes through), should be reworded
    > >>so as not to muddy those waters (as the above excerpt does).
    > >
    > >Care to provide some text that you feel will be better?
    >
    > Just something simple, like this rewording of your original post:
    >
    > >>> So, here's a patch that implements EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE(). It
    > >>> basically says that some time in the future, this symbol is going to
    > >>> change and not be allowed to be called from
    > ...kernel modules that don't include MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") in the source.

    Ok, I've tweaked it to look more like this.

    thanks,

    greg k-h
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