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SubjectRE: GPL vs non-GPL device drivers
On Saturday 17 February 2007 03:42, David Schwartz wrote:

> Again, see Lexmark v. Static Controls. If "make a toner cartridge that
> with a particular Lexmark printer" is a functional idea, why is "make a
> graphics driver that works with a particular Linux kernel" not? What is
> difference you think matters?

That you cannot build such modules without integrating parts of actual Linux
kernel code (via #includes etc), whereas you can build compatible toner
cartridges without using any original component.

Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta

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