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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.

    Alan
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