Possible solution for module license "issue"
Posted May 23, 2006 20:38 UTC (Tue) by proski
Parent article: Kororaa and the GPL - Update 1
One possible solution would be to have a clean-room implementation of the Linux module build system and the kernel API headers. Then ATi and and nVidia could use that build system for DRI modules without using the Linux kernel sources in any way. The modules would still load into the kernel, but it could be argued that they are "kernel-level executables".
Nobody claims that e.g. Norton Commander is a derivative of MS DOS, yet it loads into the same memory area as MS DOS (the lower 640k), it runs with the same permissions as MS DOS (real mode or VM86) and it used MS DOS calls.
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