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Re: linux gpl question

On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 11:41:11PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 06:40:41PM -0500, David Starner wrote:
> > Not by my understanding. A patch will include generally include pieces
> > of the kernel source, and only make sense in the context of the kernel.
> > That makes it a derivative work of the kernel.
> In theory, one could design a patch format that doesn't include any
> context data; it wouldn't be very useful or robust, but it could be
> done.

In practice, too. "diff --ed" does this.

> Would the patch still be considered a DW?  The patch is still
> representing a DW of the kernel source.


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