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Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 23:20:01 +0200 (CEST)

   Because GPL. Either kernel is GPL or not. If it is (and as you say
   it is) then same rules apply to all programs distributed under
   conditions of GPL.

One is always free to add special execptions, in the case of Linux,
that is exactly the case.

   And if kernel and glibc interact certain wai that allows kernel to
   be GPL and glibc LGPL then there are certain conditions that allows

glibc and Linux are not linked together.  Could you please be clear
about what kernel you are speaking of?  There are many kernels, and
Linux is not the only one that works with the GNU system.  I will
assume you are talking about Linux here.

   Weird: Note that according you cant hide
   closed soft under layer of GPL->LGPL->closed source, however there
   is case kernel->glibc->adobre reader.

But Linux is notw being linked to glibc, nor is glibc being linked to
Linux.  So the tree you show is not correct.  glibc talks to Linux,
yes, it does not link to it.  You talk to bash, you do not link to it.

What of this is hard to understand?  You talk to a telnetd, you do not
link to it.  This is the exact same situation with Linux and glibc.
There is a protocol which Linux supplies, which glibc uses.  Again,
glibc _does_not_link_ to Linux.


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