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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] USB: mark USB drivers as being GPL only
    Greg KH wrote:
    > A "driver" is not an "application" as you tried to reference in your
    > prior quotes.
    I think your treating what the learned Professors said to literally.

    > It is a tiny portion of the whole kernel,

    The Copyright Act draws no such a distinction.

    > and as such,
    > does fall under the derivative works portion when it is run within the
    > Linux kernel.

    Section 0 of GPL: The act of running the Program is not restricted.

    > Again, see the Samba decisions that have happened in the past when
    > companies have tried to add modules to it that are not under the GPL.
    > They have failed every single time, so there is a lot of precedent for
    > this kind of thing.

    I'd like to, but I've searched and searched and can't find them. Some
    pointers, maybe a search term, would be useful.

    > This is going to be my last response on this thread,
    Good idea. I've spent too much time on this already, so I think I'll
    join you.

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