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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] Net: ath5k, license is GPLv2
> Aren't patches made against the kernel GPL'd if the author doesn't
> explicitly grant them more liberal BSD license in addition?

That would be the normal assumption.

> The problem then comes in taking the patches that were only made
> available against GPL code and reshipping them under the BSD license
> without the author explicitly agreeing to this.
> What if a patch spans both code that is pure GPL and code imported
> from BSD, how do you license it?

See the acpi codebase for a worked example.

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