Re: Moglen's "all good faith"
On 1/20/06, Måns Rullgård <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Moglen: In all good faith, I can't tell you. If the kernel were pure GPL in
> > its license terms, the answer...would be: You couldn't link proprietary
> > video drivers into it whether dynamically or statically, and you couldn't
> > link drivers which were proprietary in their license terms.
> > ----
> > I just wonder under what "impure" GPL license terms do you think Moglen
> > thinks the Linux kernel is developed currently (note that the context is
> > kernel drivers which has nothing to do with Linus' not-really-an-exception
> > for user space).
> > Any thoughts?
> Perhaps this:
> Also note that the only valid version of the GPL as far as the kernel
> is concerned is _this_ particular version of the license (ie v2, not
> v2.2 or v3.x or whatever), unless explicitly otherwise stated.
And how does that make it "impure" GPL? Permission to relicense
under revised later versions is not part of the GPL license terms.