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SubjectRe: Suggestion for handling of boot-time driver options
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: > They *could* be written entirely from scratch, and be quite
: > independend of actual kernel. (It would be pretty hard to write kernel
: > module that way, as they would have to re-implement all includes, but
: > possible). Where do they violate gpl, then?
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: By being linked with it

Sigh! I have heard that often enough... Anyhow i would prefer a binary
only driver to being forced to shift a project to WinNT or some other M$
crap any time of day.

Sometimes i wonder if it was a wise decision to put Linux under GPL and
not using something like a modified BSD copyright...

Just in case you don't know: some companies don't port their commercial
software to linux because the license of the C/C++ library would force
them to provide the customer with the source code. No joke!

Dominik Kubla

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