[linux-elitists] [dave@farber.net: [IP] more on next obvious question]

Brandon D. Valentine brandon@dvalentine.com
Tue Jun 7 10:24:30 PDT 2005


On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 08:07:27AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 09:08:45AM +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > 2. *If* apple wants to support the OS on third-party machines, they make
> > interfaces available that enable third-party drivers, such as the
> > existing Linux drivers, to be ported to their OS. The existing OS is
> > BSD-based. It would be very feasible to add a binary module loading
> > interface that would allow existing linux drivers to be executed
> > **without raising any licensing problems.**
> 
> It's illegal to put GPL drivers into a BSD kernel, hence, this isn't an
> option.

Boy, this _IS_ the linux-elitists list!

When you rewrite the copyright law, you might send RMS a note.  You'll
make his day.

Brandon
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