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SubjectRe: Controversy over dynamic linking -- how to end the panic
In-Reply-To: <E15D9u7-0001xo-00@the-village.bc.nu>

On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Alan Cox did have cause to say:

> An application is clearly not a derivative work in the general case, and they
> are linked with glibc which is LGPL and gives the users the choice and right
> to run non-free apps.

IANAL, and this may be a dumb question, but what about LGPLing the driver
abstraction layer and/or headers? (Presuming of course there -is- a driver
abstraction layer that would work for 99% of the drivers.) That leaves
the kernel safe (since LGPL says link whatever under whichever license,
GPL is valid for kernel core) and -specifically- allows any license you
like for HW/SW vendors who want to make modules.

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