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Re: Moglen's "all good faith"

One more nail in EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL coffin...

On 1/30/06, Alexander Terekhov <alexander.terekhov@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/29/06, Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it> wrote:
> > fw@deneb.enyo.de 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
> code")..."

And more recent Lexmark v. Static Control.

"In view of our conclusion regarding the Printer Engine Program, we
can dispose quickly of
Lexmark's DMCA claim regarding the Toner Loading Program."


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