The folks at Wasabi Systems have published a white paper on the legal
status of loadable kernel modules
. "As attorneys ourselves, we
cannot find a coherent legal argument for excluding LKMs from [GPL] coverage. So
why does the Free Software Foundation tolerate them? Because of its dual
interests. On the one hand, it seeks to enforce the GPL. On the other hand,
it seeks to promote the use of free software such as Linux.
perhaps, because the FSF has little copyright interest in the kernel.
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