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Re: How long is it acceptable to leave *undistributable* files in the kernel package?

On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 09:04:18AM -0300, Humberto Massa wrote:
> Repeating, trying to summarize: the current version of the Linux kernel 
> is a derivative work of its earlier versions, and an anthology work of 
> its separated autonomous parts. Those parts, in principle, would be each 
> and every patch that entered the kernel and stayed there.

I would imagine that a lot of the patches in the kernel are derivative works
of the kernel, besides.  This is, I would imagine, the major difference
between the kernel and a "standard" anthology.

- Matt

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