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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.5.5] do export vmalloc_to_page to modules... (Alan Cox)  wrote on 03.04.02 in <>:

    > > EXPORT_SYMBOL(vfree);
    > > EXPORT_SYMBOL(__vmalloc);
    > > -EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(vmalloc_to_page);
    > > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(vmalloc_to_page);
    > The authors of that code made it GPL. You have no right to change that. Its
    > exactly the same as someone taking all your code and making it binary only.
    > You are
    > - subverting a digital rights management system
    > [5 years jail in the USA]
    > - breaking a license
    > but worse than that you are ignoring the basic moral rights of the authors
    > of that code.

    Frankly, I believe that it is both illegal (by the GPL) and morally
    bankrupt to add these "GPL only" symbols to the kernel *unless* you can
    get agreement for them fro *all* kernel copyright holders.

    Which I predict you won't get.

    That is, except when you handle the "_GPL" as a meaningless adornment.

    MfG Kai
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