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* About closed-source module use GPL module function
@ 2008-01-30  6:41 CooperYuan Cooper
  2008-01-30  7:52 ` Pekka Enberg
  2008-02-04 14:18 ` Alan Cox
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: CooperYuan Cooper @ 2008-01-30  6:41 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

Hi all,

Now I am porting a device driver to Linux, its source code is not opened.

In this module, I use some interface functions exported from GPL
module through EXPORT_SYMBOL macros. (not EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL), For
example, register_sound_dsp() and so on.

Do I violate GPL? How to solve it?

Thanks a lot, any suggestion is appreciated.

Cooper

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* Re: About closed-source module use GPL module function
  2008-01-30  6:41 About closed-source module use GPL module function CooperYuan Cooper
@ 2008-01-30  7:52 ` Pekka Enberg
  2008-02-04 14:18 ` Alan Cox
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Pekka Enberg @ 2008-01-30  7:52 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: CooperYuan Cooper; +Cc: linux-kernel

Hi,

On Jan 30, 2008 8:41 AM, CooperYuan Cooper <cooperyuan@gmail.com> wrote:
> Now I am porting a device driver to Linux, its source code is not opened.
>
> In this module, I use some interface functions exported from GPL
> module through EXPORT_SYMBOL macros. (not EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL), For
> example, register_sound_dsp() and so on.
>
> Do I violate GPL? How to solve it?

This list is probably a not good source for (free) legal advice but
the simplest way to be sure is to release the source code under GPLv2.
HTH.

                        Pekka

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* Re: About closed-source module use GPL module function
  2008-01-30  6:41 About closed-source module use GPL module function CooperYuan Cooper
  2008-01-30  7:52 ` Pekka Enberg
@ 2008-02-04 14:18 ` Alan Cox
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Alan Cox @ 2008-02-04 14:18 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: CooperYuan Cooper; +Cc: linux-kernel

On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 14:41:24 +0800
"CooperYuan Cooper" <cooperyuan@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> Now I am porting a device driver to Linux, its source code is not opened.
> 
> In this module, I use some interface functions exported from GPL
> module through EXPORT_SYMBOL macros. (not EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL), For
> example, register_sound_dsp() and so on.
> 
> Do I violate GPL? How to solve it?

You should consult your company lawyer.

Alan

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