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From: Krzysztof Halasa <khc@pm.waw.pl>
To: davids@webmaster.com
Cc: <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: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 18:04:51 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m34pbv8x8s.fsf@maximus.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m3d4qj90zm.fsf@maximus.localdomain> (Krzysztof Halasa's message of "Tue\, 26 Feb 2008 16\:43\:57 +0100")

> One may say _GPL is a strong indication that all users are
> automatically a derivative works, but it's only that - indication. It
> doesn't mean they are really derivative works and it doesn't mean a
> module not using any _GPL exports isn't a derivative.

Actually I think the _GPL exports are really harmful - somebody
distributing a binary module may claim he/she doesn't violate the GPL
because the module uses only non-GPL exports. OTOH GPL symbols give
_us_ exactly nothing.
-- 
Krzysztof Halasa

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-26 17:05 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
2008-02-26 12:29     ` Alan Cox
2008-02-26 15:43     ` Krzysztof Halasa
2008-02-26 17:04       ` Krzysztof Halasa [this message]
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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