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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sockreg2.4.5-05 inet[6]_create() register/unregister table
"David S. Miller" wrote:
>
> George Bonser writes:
> > There is, of course, one basic problem with that argument. While you can say
> > (and probably rightly so) that such a change would not be included in Linus'
> > kernel, I think anyone is allowed to post a patch that might make it
> > possible to add protocols as modules. If anyone chooses to use it is each
> > individual's decision but you could not prevent ACME from creating a patch
> > that allows protocol modules as long as they distributed the patch. Also, I
> > know that you are allowed to distribute proprietary modules in binary form
> > but are there any restrictions on what function these modules can perform?
> > I don't remember seeing any such restrictions.
>
> People can post whatever patches which do whatever, sure.
> But this isn't what matters.
>
> What matters is the API under which a binary-only module may interface
> to the kernel. Linus specifies that only the module exports in his
> tree fall into this API.
>
> As I stated in another email, the allowance of binary-only kernel
> modules is a special exception to the licensing of the kernel made by
> Linus. The GPL by itself, does not allow this at all.
>
> Later,
> David S. Miller
> davem@redhat.com

David,

What is your real problem with La Monte's Code.
I don't buy your more "blessed than thou" argument.
It is a typical response one normally sees in large
organizations from folk with "empires" to protect.
Coming from the "land of warring tribes" firm it is
a attitude I have seen often. My response is take
a vacation, chill out and reassess.

Watermodem
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