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Re: Linux kernel complete licence check, Q.18



On Sun, Nov 24, 2002 at 04:18:29AM -0500, Zephaniah E. Hull wrote:
> 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.

Even if it isn't clear, Ted Ts'o is now a DD, so it shouldn't be too
hard to find him and ask him. ;P

-- 
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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