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SubjectRe: GPL vs non-GPL device drivers
On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 11:45:22AM -0500, Theodore Tso wrote:
> The only way GPL'ed code can be become copyrighted by the FSF is if
> you explicitly sign a copyright statement

And even this is only possible if permitted by copyright law.

E.g. German copyright law explicitely states that copyright is not
transferable except through inheritage. [1]

And German copyright law says that if you are granting exclusive usage
rights, you must get an appropriate payment. [2]

Often much might depend on which copyright law applies in a specific

> - Ted




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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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