Re: GPL vs non-GPL device drivers

From: Xavier Bestel
Date: Fri Feb 16 2007 - 04:13:36 EST

On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 21:48 -0800, v j wrote:
> We only get crap because no one here yet knows how to interpret
> proprietary modules loaded into the kernel.

The proprietary modules where only a tiny wrapper is linux-specific and
the rest is cross-platform are in a grey area, yes.
But your modules, written specifically for linux but distributed as
binary-only, are specifically what the people choosing the GPL want to
avoid. They are a derivative work, and are, as such, illegal under the

As stated by multiple other people, please consult a lawyer if you want
to be nasty. Or just play by the rules.


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