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SubjectRe: Please open sysfs symbols to proprietary modules
Hi, Greg and Patrick!

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Greg KH wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 03:23:30PM -0800, Patrick Mochel wrote:
>> What is wrong with creating a (GPL'd) abstraction layer that exports
>> symbols to the proprietary modules?
> Ick, no!
> Please consult with a lawyer before trying this. I know a lot of them
> consider doing this just as forbidden as marking your module
> MODULE_LICENSE("GPL"); when it really isn't.

There will be a GPL'd layer, and it's likely that sysfs interaction will
be on the GPL'd side anyway, for purely technical reasons. But it does
feel like circumvention of the limitations set in the kernel. I thought
it would be polite to ask the developers to lift those limitations,
considering that they seem unfair and inconsistent with the stated

Sorry for using my address. I'll use my address for
further questions about that project.

Pavel Roskin
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