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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 :-)


    Andre Hedrick
    LAD Storage Consulting Group

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