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    SubjectRe: [Fwd: [PATCH 8/12] LED: Add LED device support for ixp4xx devices]
        Hi,

    Andrew Morton wrote:

    > MIT license is unusual. There's one other file in the kernel which uses it
    >
    >and that's down in MTD where nobody dares look.
    >
    >I don't know whether MIT is GPL-compatible-for-kernel-purposes or not. Help.
    >

    Well, checking FSF's licenses page, there's an entry about a license
    which *might* be the same as this:

    "X11 License

    This is a simple, permissive non-copyleft free software license,
    compatible with the GNU GPL.
    ...
    This license is sometimes called the "MIT" license, but that term is
    misleading, since MIT has used many licenses for software."

    <http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/index_html/view?searchterm=software%20licenses>

    So my unreliable opinion is yes: This is
    GPL-compatible-for-kernel-purposes.

    Cheers,

    Felipe Damasio
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