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SubjectRe: Linux, UDI and SCO.
19-Sep-98 17:34 you wrote:
> Erik Corry wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 19, 1998 at 10:31:26PM +0400, Khimenko Victor wrote:
>> > In <19980919193105.A22160@arbat.com> Erik Corry (erik@arbat.com) wrote:
>> >
>> > EC> But you can release a UDI driver simultaneously under two
>> > EC> different licenses. So everyone can be happy.
>> >
>> > Not at all. LGPL will be 100% enough for such purposes.
>>
>> I see no way of forcing hardware manufacturers to use LGPL.
>>
>> The only way would seem to be to not put UDI in the official
>> kernel, but there are sure to be distributions that put it
>> in anyway (Xi graphics will, I would guess) and individuals
>> will always be free to do so.

> Ummmmm.... That's really easy. 1st case: change the kernel license to
> disallow commercial drivers. 2nd case: change the module code to only
> load drivers containing the right string in the right place. That
> string would of course be a protected certification mark. These are
> sort of ugly and rude. Can anyone think of something nicer?

This is not really needed. Inclusion of OSD-compiance in USD-certification
will be enough :-) Since "Big Boss" (who will sign checks :-) is aware that
certified driver is "Good Thing" while non-certified driver is "Bad Thing"
(even if he is not aware what's driver is in first place :-)




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