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SubjectRe: Another kernel releated GPL ?
Alan Cox wrote:
> Ar Iau, 2006-10-26 am 05:45 -0400, ysgrifennodd Mark Hounschell:
>> I make "modifications" to the kernel, then create a user land library to access
>> these "modifications". Obviously my kernel "modifications" are then GPL, but
>> what is the opinion of the kernel developers as far as the license of this
>> library? Does that user land library have to be GPL also?
>
> Ask your lawyer. It depends on the legal definition of "derivative
> work", which isn't something a kernel developer can really answer.
>

I'm sure every lawyer will have his own opinion. In the end won't it come down
to the intent of the kernel developer? Surly the definition of "derivative work"
has to be, or has been already, defined by someone other than a lawyer or court
that knows nothing of "kernel development"?

Mark

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