Re: Tainted Modules Help Notices

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 12:30:46 EST

> What the hell? BSD without advertisement clause had always been
> GPL-compatible.

Subject to patent holdings. If you hold a patent on the BSD code you can't
GPL it nor is it GPL compatible.

The problem we have is that "BSD without advertisment" can be claimed by
almost any binary only module whose author doesnt include source or let
it out fo their company ever

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