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    SubjectRe: [RFC/PATCH 1/2] in-kernel sockets API

    On Wed, 14 Jun 2006, Daniel Phillips wrote:
    > Speaking as a former member of a "grey market" binary module vendor that
    > came in from the cold I can assure you that the distinction between EXPORT
    > and EXPORT_GPL _is_ meaningful. That tainted flag makes it extremely
    > difficult to do deals with mainstream Linux companies and there is always
    > the fear that it will turn into a legal problem. The latter bit tends to
    > make venture capitalists nervous.

    EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL and the Tainted flag have nothing to do with each other.

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