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SubjectRe: GPL vs non-GPL device drivers
On Thu, 15 Feb 2007, v j wrote:
> So far I have heard nothing but, "if you don't contribute, screw you."
> All this is fine. Just say so. Make it black and white. Make it
> perfectly clear what is and isn't legal. If we can't load proprietary

What's legal depends on the law. What's moral depends on...

> modules, then so be it. It will help everybody if this is out in the
> clear, instead of resorting to stupid half measures like
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL.

Personally, I see no real difference between EXPORT_SYMBOL and
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL.
If you derive from GPL'ed code, your code is a derived work.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds
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