On the value of EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL
Posted Oct 7, 2005 9:37 UTC (Fri) by jschrod
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You want a distribution? Easy: SUSE and VMware.
While the source of the VMware kernel modules is distributed, it is not under an open-source license, but proprietary code.
In fact, each SUSE distribution has a package that's called kernel-nongpl. In 9.1, there were 22 non-GPL kernel modules.
Please note that for many professional users, VMware is a necessity. Luckily, Linux made clear that his opinion on binary-only kernel modules is different from yours.
So, will you now go forward and sue Novell? Good companionship you'll have.
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