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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.9-ac6
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Followup to:  <NOEJJDACGOHCKNCOGFOMOEBEDLAA.davids@webmaster.com>
By author: "David Schwartz" <davids@webmaster.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> Yes, but even if the module is GPL'd, the module could still cost $1,000
> and you're not entitled to the source if you didn't buy the module. If what
> you want is "source code is available to the general public", then that can
> be true or false for both GPL'd and non-GPL'd modules.
>

True enough, but if it's GPLd you are allowed to redistribute it free
of charge once you've bought it.

The main case of "unavailable GPL" code is probably modified GPL code
used within a company -- since only employees would have accessed to
the modified code, it simply would never get distributed.

-hpa
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