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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
    case...

    > - Ted

    cu
    Adrian

    [1] http://bundesrecht.juris.de/urhg/__29.html
    [2] http://bundesrecht.juris.de/urhg/__32.html

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