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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] paravirt.h
    Adrian Bunk wrote:
    > These are Linux specific operations.
    >
    > Without an _GPL you are in the grey area where courts have to decide
    > whether a module using this would be a derived work according to
    > copyright law in $country_of_the_court and therefore has to be GPL.
    >
    > With the _GPL, everything is clear without any lawyers involved.
    >

    Hardly. The _GPL is a hint as to the intent of the author, but it is no
    more than a hint.

    My intent here (and I think the intent of the other authors) is not to
    cause breakage of things which currently work, so the _GPL is not
    appropriate for that reason. Paravirt_ops is a restatement of many
    interfaces which already exist in Linux in a non-_GPL form, so making
    the structure _GPL is effectively relicensing them.

    J
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