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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 14:48:00 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Go tell it to Cisco, Broadcom and others who ship proprietary modules
linked into the aggregate together with the GPL'd stuff.

Which aggregate, the Linux kernel? In that particular case, the
copyright holders have publicly granted permission to do this,
regardless that GPLv2 might be read to prohibit it in the case of
loadable modules when shipped together with a kernel and definitely
prohibits it when incorporated in a single linked kernel binary.
Such permission does not extend to other GPLv2 software controlled
by other rights holders.

As implied by my other long-running argument, I believe that such a
proprietary module does not require permission from the Linux copyright
holders to be distributed when it is distributed separately, because it
does not contain copies of GPLed code.

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