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SubjectRE: [PATCH] sockreg2.4.5-05 inet[6]_create() register/unregister table
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> 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.

Ok, I was not aware of that stipulation. So to be very strict in the
interpretation, if there is a module export that is in the -ac kernels, ACME
could not make a binary module that depends on it until/if it makes it to
Linus' tree. Hmmm, Ok.

> 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.

Right. The GPL still allows one to "embrace and extend" it :-)

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