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Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2006 15:25:50 -0500
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Honza writes:
> 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.

Works do not have to be under the GPL to be linked to GPL works.  They just
have be distributed with source under terms that do not conflict with the
GPL (public domain or BSD, for example.  Or LGPL.)
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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