Posted Feb 16, 2006 20:45 UTC (Thu) by proski
In reply to: Too DRM-like
Parent article: EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE()
Actually, the practical effect of that change would be minimal, as the binary modules can still use traditional locking or a separate RCU implementation.
However, the psychological effect of acknowledging US software patents by Linux hackers and using a technical framework to "enforce" them worldwide should not be underestimated. Those who fought against software patents in Europe can be rightfully upset.
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