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Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2006 20:49:02 +0200
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

> Yes.  Linux isn't the main kernel that GLIBC supports to begin with.
>    Now what is difference between glibc not working w/o kernel and
>    some GUI program not working w/o library.  FSF says kernel OK,
>    program not.
> The FSF has no say about Linux, add to that, Linux has a special
> execption that explictly allows propietary modules to be used.

No, it doesn't.

And Linus, over time, got more and more blunt about that.  Cf
which is a nice collection of writings from him over time.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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