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    SubjectRe: namespace support requires network modules to say "GPL"
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    On Sat, 1 Dec 2007 11:17:36 -0800
    Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

    > Then init_net needs to be not GPL limited. Sorry, we need to allow
    > non GPL network drivers. There is a fine line between keeping the
    > binary seething masses from accessing random kernel functions, and allowing
    > reasonable (but still non GPL) things like ndiswrapper to use network
    > device interface.
    >
    I spoke too soon earlier, ndiswrapper builds and loads against current
    2.6.24-rc3. Vmware and proprietary VPN software probably do not. Once again I don't
    give a damn, but the enterprise distro vendors certainly care.

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    Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@linux-foundation.org>

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    Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@linux-foundation.org>



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