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Re: USB -- GPLv3 compatibility

From: Davi Leal
Subject: Re: USB -- GPLv3 compatibility
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 20:56:58 +0100
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olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net wrote:
> > If you port a driver you should take into account the license such
> > driver use.  IMHO the Hurd should go towards full GPLv3 compatibility.
> Currently the drivers live in GNU Mach, which is a dependency of the
> actual Hurd, but otherwise they are quite disconnected. The license of
> Mach does not affect the license of Hurd and vice versa.
> Note that the Mach code is actually BSD-licensed, and we have no
> intention of changing this -- most of the code is not written by us
> anyways. Thus, GPLv3 compatibility for GNU Mach seems rather
> meaningless...

All this is good news for a Hurd GPLv3 compatible.

> It would be a whole different story of course if we started to run
> drivers in user space, making them part of the Hurd proper.

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