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Re: DRAFT for a GR proposal concerning the Sarge release

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 06:21:27AM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> For "possible", that is, unsubstantioned license violation claims, yes.

Distributing a GPL binary linked against code whose source is not available
is a clear-cut violation of the terms of the GPL.

I don't think even existing practice and opinions of kernel developers
are relevant.  Considering that the 2.6.5 kernel has over two million
lines of code (on a quick count of only *.c,*.h), it's safe to safe some
of that is code reused from other projects.  Those copyright holders may
not even be aware of the issue yet.

I don't think it's safe to be dismissing possible GPL violations so readily.

Glenn Maynard

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