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SubjectRe: patent on O_ATOMICLOOKUP [Re: [PATCH] loopable tmpfs (2.4.17)]
On 26 May 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> On Sat, 2002-05-25 at 21:29, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> > They can, because they provide the source to do so.
> > Now does it have to be modular loaded, I suspect.
> > The have every right to prevent people from using their stuff.
> > There is no ruling standard body to force compliance.
> > GPL is enforced by the author, owner, copyright holder.
>
> And the work distributed is an OS kernel which includes copyright
> material from Linus, you, and thousands of others. The GPL additional
> restrictions clause is pretty clear. The examples covered in the GPL
> even explicitly discuss patents and requirements to distribute GPL
> licensed code in the presence of a patent.

Excellent and nice explaination of the facts, as you can express it clear
and exact without adding FUD :-)

Cheers,

Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

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