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SubjectGPL only modules [was Re: [GIT PATCH] more Driver core patches for 2.6.19]
On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 01:47:21PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 13:32:50 -0800
> Martin Bligh <mbligh@mbligh.org> wrote:
>
> > So let's come out and ban binary modules, rather than pussyfooting
> > around, if that's what we actually want to do.
>
> Give people 12 months warning (time to work out what they're going to do,
> talk with the legal dept, etc) then make the kernel load only GPL-tagged
> modules.
>
> I think I'd favour that. It would aid those people who are trying to
> obtain device specs, and who are persuading organisations to GPL their drivers.

Ok, I have no objection to that at all. I'll whip up such a patch in a
bit to spit out kernel log messages whenever such a module is loaded so
that people have some warning.

thanks,

greg k-h
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