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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sockreg2.4.5-05 inet[6]_create() register/unregistertable
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watermodem <aquamodem@ameritech.net> said:

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> He is discussing a theme with legal implications. (Legal and Slow tended
> to be intertwined) I know what his position in the linux kernel
> hierarchy is, and if he were in a corporation with that position he
> could just say NO without any reason. But, linux development is
> portrayed as something "open" and "of the people" not a closed corporate
> offering. Now, if that is not the case, then just take out all the
> flowery words from the license and replace it with the unstated but
> defacto communist motto "What's mine is mine What's yours is mine!".
> Then you have the Communist Linux vs the Capitalist M$. Definitely
> polarizes issues but doesn't buy anything with folks who just want to
> run a stable computer and not make it a political statement.

I just don't understand what would give anybody the right to stuff any
random junk into the official kernel "because it would be convenient for
us", not respecting the view on the matter of the people who wrote it and
so own the copyright to it in the end. If said "right" isn't granted, you
go ahead and accuse them of being "comunists" wanting to take away your
stuff as theirs when it is *exactly* the other way around...

The licence on the kernel certainly gives you (or anybody else) the right
to fork the kernel and make a "protocols are modules" version. Wish you
luck getting it to be used by somebody else, and getting the help of the
people in the know on fixing it when it breaks.
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Casilla 9G, Vin~a del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616
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