Re: If loadable modules are covered by Linux GPL?

From: Mike A. Harris (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2000 - 01:19:55 EST

On Mon, 28 Aug 2000, Simon Richter wrote:

>> These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole.
>So it applies only to a modified kernel source tree, not to a program that
>changes runtime behaviour. #including header files should be safe,
>especially if you do not redistribute them (which is a good idea).

#include'ing header files is not necessarily ok. Some headers
include "inline functions" which is GPL code. Such inclusion in
a module makes that module have to comply with GPL.

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