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    SubjectRe: Why is Nvidia given GPL'd code to use in closed source drivers?
    On Fri, 3 Jan 2003, Rik van Riel wrote:

    > IMHO such freedom should leave the option of not having free drivers
    > to companies like Nvidia.

    Indeed, so why not add an exemption into the kernel's licence for
    binary only modules that only use module exported interfaces? The
    FSF's FAQ on the GPL even covers this.

    that would remove the whole "is it a derived work?" grey area we're
    talking about.

    > Have some faith in freedom, Richard...

    good call.

    but make it explicit in the kernel's licence.

    > Rik

    regards,
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