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SubjectRe: incorrect taint of ndiswrapper
On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 03:19:00PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
>...
>
> This means that ndiswrapper would be considered as a derived work of
> Linux. Since ndiswrapper is under GPL, it would suffer unfairly if the
> meaning of EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL is extended to restrict GPLed modules
> capable of loading proprietary code into the kernel.
>...

You could always write a tiny GPL-ed wrapper module with the sole
purpose of offering all EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL'ed functions through
EXPORT_SYMBOL'ed wrapper functions.

You are using a gnu.org address for publically stating that trying to
prevent such kinds of wrapping was unfair?

It's not even clear that any modules containing non-GPL'ed code were
legal.

EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL shows a pretty clear intention, and offering
functionality provided throug h EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL'ed symbols to
proprietary code sounds very fishy.

> Regards,
> Pavel Roskin

cu
Adrian

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