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    SubjectRe: namespace support requires network modules to say "GPL"
    On Sat, 1 Dec 2007 16:30:35 -0800
    Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

    > On Sat, 1 Dec 2007 11:17:36 -0800
    > Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
    >
    > > Then init_net needs to be not GPL limited. Sorry, we need to allow
    > > non GPL network drivers. There is a fine line between keeping the
    > > binary seething masses from accessing random kernel functions, and allowing
    > > reasonable (but still non GPL) things like ndiswrapper to use network
    > > device interface.
    > >
    > I spoke too soon earlier, ndiswrapper builds and loads against current
    > 2.6.24-rc3. Vmware and proprietary VPN software probably do not. Once again I don't
    > give a damn, but the enterprise distro vendors certainly care.

    Enterprise distro vendors ship kernels from the 2.6.19 era, so I don't
    see why they care.

    Alan


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