On the value of EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL
Posted Oct 6, 2005 7:37 UTC (Thu) by lacostej
In reply to: On the value of EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL
Parent article: On the value of EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL
Yes but I don't see Joe Lambda recompile his kernel. In the majority of the cases, it's up to the kernel distributors, i.e. the Linux distributions. I don't see why those ones would revert the GPL friendly symbols.
Because of that companies won't be able to use these exports except by cheating and making their module described as GPL. It's been done before. But Linux believes that this technical restriction is sufficient to protect Linux from these kinds of cheating. I agree with him.
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