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SubjectRe: Can't use SYSFS for "Proprietry" driver modules !!!
On Sun, 2005-03-27 at 14:30 -0500, Kyle Moffett wrote:
> Well, under most interpretations of the GPL, you are *NOT* allowed to
> even _link_ non-GPL code with GPL code. (Basically, by distributing
> such a linked binary, you are certifying that you have permission to
> GPL the entire source-code and are doing so.

The code that is linked in the nvidia driver is open source. People can
and have easily adapted the free part of the driver to work on new
kernels. The 2.4 driver was ported to 2.6 with little trouble. The only
part that isn't open source is the binary that is wrapped.

> It's the difference between telling an artist to paint a big picture
> and watching every thought he makes while he does the painting with a
> brain scanner.

More crazy metaphores.. Obviously very complex things are being done, or
someone would have figured it out already.

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