Re: GPL vs non-GPL device drivers

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Fri Feb 16 2007 - 00:16:32 EST

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
On Feb 15, 2007, Jeff Garzik <jeff@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Michael K. Edwards wrote:
On 2/15/07, Jeff Garzik <jeff@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The /whole point/ of the GPL is to funnel contributions back.

Bzzzt. The whole point of the GPL is to "guarantee your freedom to
share and change free software--to make sure the software is free for
all its users."

No, that's the FSF marketing fluff you've been taught to recite.

The same FSF that wrote the GPL, no less ;-)

In the context of the Linux kernel, I'm referring to the original
reason why Linus chose the GPL for the Linux kernel.

If he chose it for this reason, he chose the wrong license. The GPL

Strange, then, how its been so successful in funelling back contributions.


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