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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6.6 add qsort library function (UPDATED PATCH, symbol exported _GPL)
    Chris Wedgwood wrote:

    > [ This is an updated patch where the symbol is exported GPL only
    > recognized the GPL origin in the code used. Thanks for those
    > people who pointed this out. ]

    > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(qsort);

    I'm sorry, but I don't see the connection. Just because the code
    is GPL, why should a caller be constrained to be GPL?
    Is there something about the qsort API that makes a caller
    intrinsically a derivative work?

    Tim Bird
    Architecture Group Co-Chair
    CE Linux Forum
    Senior Staff Engineer
    Sony Electronics

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