Buying the kernel
Posted Oct 14, 2004 10:17 UTC (Thu) by gravious
Parent article: Buying the kernel
Out of interest would it be possible to do either of the following two things?
a) Place a statement somewhere in the kernel source stating that if a copyright holder for a piece of code is not found or is unknown the copyright reverts to Linus or the OSDL or some body like that.
b) Have a statement somewhere in the kernel source saying that if you hack on the kernel that you agree to sell snapshots of the kernel relicensed under BSD licence or whatever at say so many dollars or euro per _line_ (I'm thinking millions here) if the offer is made. The money could go to funding open source drivers or other good stuff. I think this would be an interesting GPL clause to allow hackers to generate wealth from their code.
What does everyone think? Slap me and I'll go back into my cage if I'm being silly :)
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