The Linux kernel is unambiguously licensed under GPL version 2.0.
Posted May 24, 2006 10:50 UTC (Wed) by Wol
In reply to: The Linux kernel is unambiguously licensed under GPL version 2.0.
Parent article: Kororaa and the GPL - Update 1
I think the idea of the "GPL only" stuff is that a binary module (which pretty much has to include at least header files) is placed on notice that the inclusion of header files will be considered a copyright violation!
Let's say I write a nifty .h file with loads of macros. Any binary that includes my .h file is a derivative. In the normal course of events the contents of a .h file are considered "fair use" or "scenes a faire" or whatever - the consequences of which is that copyright is not violated.
The "GPL only" flag is a big red warning that use of this particular .h will NOT be considered fair use ...
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