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SubjectRe: Another kernel releated GPL ?
On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 07:28:58AM -0400, Mark Hounschell wrote:
> Alan Cox wrote:
> > 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"?

"Derivative work" is defined by copyright law, not by some random
kernel hackers. You should really consult a lawyer.

If legal advise is too expensive, then your Most Holy IP apparently
isn't worth that much and you'd rather release it under GPL.


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