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SubjectRe: GPL vs non-GPL device drivers
On 2/16/07, v j <vj.linux@gmail.com> wrote:
> > It's written in black and white, in the license.
>
> Please point me to where it says I cannot load proprietary modules in
> the Kernel.
>
> > Apart from that,
> > Greg KH has made his opinion clear, and you have said you understand
> > and don't debate that he holds this opinion, and his code is what you
> > said you were linking to (the sysfs/class stuff), so why do you keep
> > saying that "it is not clear".
>
> I know his opinion. I don't debate his opinion. It is his code. I
> choose not to use his code because of the license issue.
>
> > Do you think that, somehow, Linus' opinion trumps Greg KH's opinion on
> > his own code?
>
> No, just that the trend is disturbing. If enough Kernel Developers
> choose to write their Software in a way that prevents others from
> using it freely, then that is troubling. Especially when these Kernel

Isn't there a big difference between "use GPL code" and "modify GPL
code, link closed modules to it & redistribute everything as
binaries"?

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Miguel Ojeda
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