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From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
To: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>,
	Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@ghostprotocols.net>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] 2.6.25-rc2-mm1 - fix mcount GPL bogosity.
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 21:27:10 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080225192710.GA13635@cs181133002.pp.htv.fi> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080225181957.4eeed15d@core>

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 06:19:57PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > The reason I added GPL is not because of some idea that this is all 
> > "chummy" with the kernel. But because I derived the mcount code from 
> > glibc's version of mcount. Now you may argue that glibc is under LGPL 
> > and a non-GPL export is fine. But I've been advised that if I ever take 
> > code from someone else, to always export it with GPL.
> 
> As I understand it if Vladis wants to submit his own change to the symbol
> thats up to him, and he'll be liable for any fallout with the FSF, or
> harm to Linux resulting, so long he's the one who signs it off.
>...

Why isn't anyone distributing it liable if it is not legally correct?

> Alan

cu
Adrian

-- 

       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed


  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-25 19:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-25 17:59 Valdis.Kletnieks
2008-02-25 18:23 ` Steven Rostedt
2008-02-25 18:19   ` Alan Cox
2008-02-25 19:27     ` Adrian Bunk [this message]
2008-02-25 19:48       ` Alan Cox
2008-02-25 20:09         ` Adrian Bunk
2008-02-25 20:38           ` Alan Cox
2008-02-25 21:17       ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2008-02-26  1:30   ` David Schwartz
2008-02-26 12:29     ` Alan Cox
2008-02-26 15:43     ` Krzysztof Halasa
2008-02-26 17:04       ` Krzysztof Halasa
2008-02-26 17:21         ` Alan Cox
2008-02-26 17:44           ` Krzysztof Halasa
2008-02-26 18:04             ` Alan Cox
2008-02-26 18:19       ` David Schwartz
2008-02-26 23:13         ` Krzysztof Halasa
2008-02-26 23:35           ` David Schwartz
2008-02-27  0:05             ` Krzysztof Halasa
2008-02-27  0:28               ` David Schwartz
2008-02-27 10:31           ` Alan Cox
2008-02-27 10:55             ` Krzysztof Halasa

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