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Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?

From: Ciaran O'Riordan
Subject: Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 10:38:51 +0100
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If your scheduler was truly generic and could (even just theoretically) be
plugged into many kernels, then you might be free from copyright

But being serious, writing a generic scheduler isn't practical.  That would
be like writing a generic "chapter 8" that can replace chapter 8 of not just
Harry Potter but also many other too :-)

Making a generic sound file is practical, because it's not so intimately
tied in, so as I said in my initial examples, a generic sound file could be
inserted into the/any kernel without becoming GPL'd.  But a scheduler,
excluding toy proof-of-whacky-concept projects, no.

Speaking of copyright and Harry Potter:

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