Harald Welte on the flood of GPL violations
Posted Jun 19, 2006 19:28 UTC (Mon) by JoeBuck
Parent article: Harald Welte on the flood of GPL violations
I think Mr. Welte will be likely to win in the case of a kernel module that uses tricks of some kind to access kernel symbols marked "GPL". But in the case of a kernel module that only accesses the symbols not marked this way, I would think that a lawyer could make a case that an implied license has been created, because it certainly looks like the kernel developers are saying that proprietary modules can connect to and access the subset of symbols not marked as GPL, despite any wording in the license itself indicating otherwise.
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