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SubjectRe: Proposed ACPI Licensing change
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Followup to:  <astkea$6ej$1@penguin.transmeta.com>
By author: torvalds@transmeta.com (Linus Torvalds)
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> In fact, I don't think I'd even merge a patch where the submitter tried
> to limit dual-license code to a simgle license (it might happen with
> some non-maintained stuff where the original source of the dual license
> is gone, but if somebody tried to send me an ACPI patch that said "this
> is GPL only", then I just wouldn't take it).
>
> So yes, dual-license code can become GPL-only, but not in _my_ tree.
>

This is good. I'd like to keep klibc under a BSD/GPL license because
some people (e.g. Al Viro) have issued concerns about making a
nondynamic user-space library GPL or LGPL, and I pretty much agree
with their concerns. The current klibc tarball isn't completely
"untainted", since it contains "fixed"/modified kernel headers in a
few places, but I'm hoping to migrate those changes back into the
kernel headers proper once the merge is done.

-hpa
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