Re: Moglen's "all good faith"
On 1/29/06, Marco d'Itri <email@example.com> wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >Development of proprietary kernel modules is tolerated, see
> >EXPORT_SYMBOL vs. EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL. AFAICS, this special exception
> >to the GPL has never been formalized, but at least overe here the mere
> While proprietary kernel modules are tolerated, there is no special
> exception to the GPL, EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL is just a technological measure
> used to make GPL violations more evident and subject to the DMCA.
What violations? And what does DMCA has to do with EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL
and "tainting" idiocy which has the only purpose to impede
interoperability with non-GPL'd code?
Anyone can patch the kernel to get rid of that silliness completely or
reexport what's required in a non-GPL<->GPL support module.
That's not to mention straight "GPL\0sucks" workaround.
The GNUtians among kernel developers simply never heard of Sega v
Accolade. "Genesis III searches the game program for four bytes of
data consisting of the letters "S-E-G-A" (the "TMSS initialization