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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>
Cc: Zan Lynx <zlynx@acm.org>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jon Masters <jcm@jonmasters.org>,
	Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.25] module: allow ndiswrapper to use GPL-only symbols
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 09:33:47 -0800 (PST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.LFD.1.00.0802290929590.17889@woody.linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1204305609.21719.16.camel@dv>



On Fri, 29 Feb 2008, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> 
> Actually, it's a flawed comparison.  The only thing ndiswrapper exports
> to NDIS modules is NDIS API.  GPLONLY symbols are only used to implement
> that API in the code that's under GPL.  That's the code you can fork,
> change and redistribute.

.. and it's stuill just a wrapper.

A fairly thick one, but still...

More importantly, none of the people arguing against this at all even 
reacted to my suggestion for how to fix things *properly* in my original 
email. Which just means that you're apparently not interested in actually 
fixing this, you're just trying to disagree about some interpretation of 
GPLONLY.

In other words: the next person who can't even be bothered to tell what 
symbols are involved and why they haven't asked whether those symbols 
could instead be relaxed, automaticaly will go into my "flamers" filter, 
and just stay there. Then you can complain as much as you like, and I'll 
never see it.

		Linus

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-29 17:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-28 22:11 Pavel Roskin
2008-02-28 23:25 ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-29  6:20   ` Pavel Roskin
2008-02-29 16:08     ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-29 16:54       ` Chris Friesen
2008-02-29 17:06         ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-29 17:59           ` Chris Friesen
2008-03-06 14:56         ` David Woodhouse
2008-02-29 16:59       ` Zan Lynx
2008-02-29 17:07         ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-29 17:20           ` Pavel Roskin
2008-02-29 17:33             ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2008-02-29 19:39               ` Pavel Roskin
2008-02-29 19:53                 ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-29 20:08                   ` Pavel Roskin
2008-02-29 20:28                     ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-29 21:13                       ` Pavel Roskin
2008-02-29 20:17                 ` John W. Linville
2008-02-29 20:40                   ` David Newall
2008-02-29 20:59                     ` Pavel Roskin
2008-02-29 21:08                       ` David Newall
2008-02-29 22:17                         ` Pavel Roskin
2008-03-01  8:15                           ` David Newall
2008-02-29 20:44                   ` Pavel Roskin
2008-02-29 21:15                 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29 22:31                   ` Pavel Roskin
2008-03-03 10:57                     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-04  5:37                       ` Pavel Roskin
2008-03-04 12:57                         ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-04 17:19                           ` Linus Torvalds
2008-03-04 17:38                             ` Greg KH
2008-03-04 17:45                             ` Pavel Roskin
2008-03-04 21:20                               ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-04 23:23                                 ` Pavel Roskin
2008-03-04 20:51                             ` Ingo Molnar
2008-03-04 23:25                               ` Jiri Kosina
2008-03-05 13:21                                 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-29 17:18         ` Jon Masters
2008-02-29 21:55           ` Adrian Bunk

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