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SubjectRe: GPL V3 and Linux - Dead Copyright Holders
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On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 12:13 -0600, Ian Kester-Haney wrote:
> On 2/2/06, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org> wrote:
> All this boils down to is a linking argument. Nvidia releases closed
> sorce drivers that link to the kernel as a module. Many kernel users
> have nvidia cards or even ati cards. Under GPLv3 at first glance
> these will have to be implemented without the kernel linking that
> gives them their good performance. Same for DVDs and other Media with
> DRM or other copyright measures. Free Software cannot include the
> tools to view this content as GPL in any circumstance and any argument
> to the contrary is baseless.

What nvidia is doing is already illegal under the GPLv2.

Lee

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