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    SubjectRe: patent on O_ATOMICLOOKUP [Re: [PATCH] loopable tmpfs (2.4.17)]
    Linus Torvalds writes:

    > - Yes, if you go the RTLinux way, you either need to make your RT
    > kernel modules GPL'd, or you need to pay FSMlabs. Since I would
    > strongly suggest you make kernel modules GPL'd anyway, this just
    > isn't an issue. The fact that FSMlabs can get people to pay for
    > their patent is just another "tax on stupidity".

    I think you misunderstand, but maybe I do...

    To get a free patent license, EVERYTHING must be GPL.
    Not just the real-time part! So that would be:

    1. the RT microkernel (OK)
    2. the RT "app" (OK)
    3. Linux itself (OK)
    4. normal Linux apps (ouch!)
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