Support for drivers in user space
Posted Sep 14, 2006 8:57 UTC (Thu) by lgb
In reply to: Support for drivers in user space
Parent article: Support for drivers in user space
Well yes, I guess, the kernel part of these drivers should be released as GPL code. However, the bulk of the code is in user space ... If you were right, an average user space app is also a derivative work, since it's not only uses system calls, but may also use /dev or /proc or even /sys entries, besides syscalls. This splitted driver model just do this: a to-be-GPL'ed kernel part, and a user space part which needn't released as GPL.
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