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    SubjectRe: possible GPL violation involving linux kernel code
    On Sun, Apr 21, 2002 at 08:10:35AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    > Christoph Hellwig <> writes:
    > > Where the heck did you get the impression from that this is required by
    > > the GPL?
    > >
    > > Christoph
    > GPL section 3
    > 3. You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it,
    > under Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of
    > Sections 1 and 2 above provided that you also do one of the following:
    > a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable
    > source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections
    > 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,

    And Cristoph's point is that Promise has already complied with this exact
    section. The disk they distribute is a driver disk for Caldera Open
    Linux. That disk format happens to require that they put the regular
    kernel drivers from the standard install disk into an image and then
    simply add their new driver to that image as well. That means you already
    have all the GPL required source on the image you are installing because
    all those kernel modules are bit for bit duplicates of the ones that came
    with your open linux CD. End of problem.

    Doug Ledford <> 919-754-3700 x44233
    Red Hat, Inc.
    1801 Varsity Dr.
    Raleigh, NC 27606

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