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SubjectRe: Please release a stable kernel Linux 3.0
On 06/30/2007 04:11 AM, Daniel Hazelton wrote:

> On Friday 29 June 2007 17:27:34 Rene Herman wrote:

>> Arguably (no doubt, sigh...) someone could distribute the kernel in
>> binary form but refuse to provide source for the bits marked as being
>> in the public domain alongside it -- yes, can of worms when compared to
>> GPL demands, but I believe I can see why one shouldn't even go near
>> there.
>
> Actually, they couldn't. Second PD code became included in the kernel it
> would be covered by the GPL. If it can be shown that the kernel binary
> was the product of merging PD code in, then there is no way top refuse
> access to the PD code.

If indeed. If the PD code compiles to a standalone module then this becomes
every bit as arguable as binary modules. That's the "(no doubt, sigh)" bit.

Rene.

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