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SubjectRe: ndiswrapper and GPL-only symbols redux
On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 04:48:10PM -0800, Giridhar Pemmasani wrote:
> --- Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> > It is interesting that someone posting with an @gnu.org address claims
> > that dynamic linking of not GPLv2 compatible code into GPLv2 code was
> > not a copyright violation.
>
> There is no copyright violation: ndiswrapper is licensed under GPLv2. And the
> Windows driver is not linked to kernel code - only ndiswrapper functions are
> linked to kernel.
>...

IANAL, but I have serious doubts whether putting some glue layer between
the GPL'ed code and the code with a not GPL compatible licence is really
a legally effictive way of circumventing the GPL.

> Giri

cu
Adrian

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