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SubjectRe: Binary only module overview
On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 01:42:32PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 08:09:47PM +0100, Mark Zealey wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 08:44:39AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> >
> > > On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 12:40:44PM -0400, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I'm composing a list of all existing binary only modules,
> > >
> > > Argus System's PitBull for Linux modifies the kernel. No source or
> > > patches for these modifications can be found on the web, so I'm guessing
> > > that it's closed source:
> > >
> >
> > Umm, is it me or is that totally against the GPL? Have you bitched at them about
> > this?
> I have only talked to one of their resellers, who could not find a link
> to the code anywhere. I have not asked them directly. I will go do
> that right now.

Argus has responded to me that their kernel patch is released under the
GPL (and will be placing it up on a site soon.) However their
security kernel module that their patch uses is closed source. So add
them to the closed source module list :)

As for the legality of modifying the kernel to provide hooks for your
closed source driver, I'm not going to argue that one, but I thought it
was forbidden.


greg k-h
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