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From: "David Schwartz" <davids@webmaster.com>
To: <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu>
Cc: "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 17:30:40 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <MDEHLPKNGKAHNMBLJOLKGEKDKKAC.davids@webmaster.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <47C3078E.3000008@redhat.com>


> 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.
>
> -- Steve

I don't know who told you that or why, but it's obvious nonsense, as this
issue shows. Exports should be marked GPL if and only if they cannot be used
except in a derivative work. If it is possible to use them without taking
sufficient protectable expression, they should not be marked GPL.

This was what everyone agreed to when GPL exports were created.

DS



  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-26  1:30 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
2008-02-25 20:38           ` Alan Cox
2008-02-25 21:17       ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2008-02-26  1:30   ` David Schwartz [this message]
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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