Re: kernel driver module with proprietary closed source piece.
So to sume up the information you gave me :
o modules distributed as separate source as separate source are not
considered to be part of the kernel, and can be any kind of licence.
o if the free part of the driver is to go into the kernel it need to
be GPLed, but even so, if will not work if there is not at least a
free replacement for the proprietary part. Moving the proprietary
part into userspace wont help here.
o as far as debian distribution of a module source package is
concerned, it can go only in non-free. The licence should be BSD,
because the GPL does not allow to link with proprietary code, or
maybe it should be GPL + exception for the proprietary code.
o anyway, i need a permission to distribute the proprietary part, or
the driver is not going into even non-free.
Are these conclusions right ?
But i think i read from your responses that you were not all that sure
of it. So should i search confirmation of the above ?