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SubjectRe: Input on the Non-GPL Modules
On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 05:08:13PM +0000, Tony Hoyle wrote:
> This is still a GPL violation, as the small module couldn't then be
> linked with the proprietary module. Most companies aren't prepared to
> get into the legally murky ground that that sort of thing entails.

Where (in the conceptual layering of the kernel) does the code cease to be
a derived work and become a "normal use" as allowed in the clase added by
Linus:

NOTE! This copyright does *not* cover user programs that use kernel
services by normal system calls - this is merely considered normal use
of the kernel, and does *not* fall under the heading of "derived work".

Cheers,
-Mike

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