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Re: Netatalk and SSL

Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> writes:
> This one time, at band camp, Thomas Bushnell BSG said:

>> Except, they *are* loaded together.

>> Making "shim" libraries does not change the licensing rules at all,
>> which for the GPL, apply to the complete program.

> So then how is it that the NVidia drivers and so forth aren't illegal?
> This is precisely how many non-free or GPL incompatible applications
> communicate with GPL'ed ones.

Because the Linux kernel adds an additional clause, in the form of a
statement of the author's interpretation of the license, saying that such
modules are okay.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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