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Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 17:52:03 -0400
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In article <>,
 Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:

> Ben Pfaff wrote:
> [...]
> > Linux is not designed to support pluggable schedulers, and in
> > fact Linus has expressly said that he does not want Linux to
> > easily support dropping in alternate schedulers.  Thus,
> > implementing a new scheduler in Linux is fairly likely to require
> > significant modifications to Linux outside the new scheduler
> > itself.
> "Significant modifications to Linux outside the new scheduler itself"
> may well constitute a derivative work. But that don't change the status
> of the new scheduler itself being entirely original and not a derivative
> work. Grok it now?

I don't think anyone was saying that the new scheduler is a derivative.  
It's the new Linux that includes the new scheduler that's a derivative 
of the old Linux.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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