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From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>
To: Alan Cox <alan@redhat.com>
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
Subject: Re: [PATCH] 2.6.25-rc2-mm1 - fix mcount GPL bogosity.
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:09:03 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080225200903.GB13635@cs181133002.pp.htv.fi> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080225194835.GA28042@devserv.devel.redhat.com>

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 02:48:35PM -0500, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 09:27:10PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > 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?
> 
> They may well be, but they all get to sue Vladis in turn

Being able to sue someone who has so many lawsuits that there's anyway 
no money left for me sounds like a bad compensation for serving a few 
years in jail... [1]

> Alan

cu
Adrian

[1] OK, realistically that's not enough for a jail sentence

-- 

       "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 20:10 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
2008-02-25 19:48       ` Alan Cox
2008-02-25 20:09         ` Adrian Bunk [this message]
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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