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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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