Re: [PATCH] paravirt.h
From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 22:48:47 EST
Adrian Bunk wrote:
These are Linux specific operations.
Without an _GPL you are in the grey area where courts have to decide
whether a module using this would be a derived work according to
copyright law in $country_of_the_court and therefore has to be GPL.
With the _GPL, everything is clear without any lawyers involved.
Hardly. The _GPL is a hint as to the intent of the author, but it is no
more than a hint.
My intent here (and I think the intent of the other authors) is not to
cause breakage of things which currently work, so the _GPL is not
appropriate for that reason. Paravirt_ops is a restatement of many
interfaces which already exist in Linux in a non-_GPL form, so making
the structure _GPL is effectively relicensing them.
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