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SubjectRe: Linux GPL and binary module exception clause?

Jesse,

Linking to become one with the vmlinux (zen thing) or not able to achieve
a modular state, you are toast. Loading a module is not linking. Now
people claim that /proc/kcore is where the dirty work happens.

Is "/proc/kcore" real?

What makes it real? Who makes it real?

If you, the user of the binary module, execute:

cat /proc/kcore > /kcore.file
Who combined the works?

It was not the author(s), it was the effective enduser.

Cheers,

Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Jesse Pollard wrote:

> On Tuesday 09 December 2003 00:20, Paul Zimmerman wrote:
> > [ Date: Sometime in the near future. ]
> >
> [snip]
> >
> > [ Cut to: Bedroom of a comfortable house in the suburbs. Nighttime. ]
> >
> > [ Linus - suddenly sits bolt upright in the bed, a horrified expression on
> > his face: ] "AAAAiiiiiiieeeeeeeeaaaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!!!"
> >
> > [ Wife - shaking Linus' shoulder: ] "Honey, wake up, wake up! I think
> > you're having that horrible nightmare again!"
> >
> > And that is why binary drivers will always be allowed under Linux.
>
> If that were the problem, then the kernel would be LGPL, and not GPL. LGPL
> permits linking (shared libraries), GPL doesn't. To me, it boils down to:
>
> Link with GPL -> result is GPL.
> Link with LGPL shared libraries -> result may be anything.
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