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

Greg KH greg@kroah.com
Tue Jun 7 10:45:34 PDT 2005


On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 12:24:30PM -0500, Brandon D. Valentine wrote:
> 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!

Um, I don't understand your objection.  Do you think it is legal to put
GPL code into a BSD binary?

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

I like copyright law just fine (well, the length is bad thing, but
that's a different story.)

Confused,

greg k-h



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