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Re: Linux kernel complete licence check, Q.18



On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 04:39:24PM +0100, Giacomo Catenazzi wrote:
> linux/init/version.c:
> 
> /*
>  *  linux/init/version.c
>  *
>  *  Copyright (C) 1992  Theodore Ts'o
>  *
>  *  May be freely distributed as part of Linux.
>  */
> 
> 1) Not DFSG, because restricted to a specific use: "Linux".
> 2) "freely distributed" doesn't include "modify and distribute
>    modified copy", right?

A simple question, at the time of the writing of this, was Linux already
under the GPL?

If it was, then intent is pretty clear due to the viral nature of the
GPL.

Zephaniah E. Hull.
> 
> ciao
> 	giacomo

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