Support for drivers in user space
Posted Sep 15, 2006 16:42 UTC (Fri) by zlynx
In reply to: Support for drivers in user space
Parent article: Support for drivers in user space
One more point. Your argument is clearly not the intent of Linus' exception.
For example, if you are correct, a Linux LiveCD with Unreal Tournament included is violating the GPL.
Unreal Tournament communicates with the GPU directly (well, through OpenGL direct rendering libraries), just as a user-space driver would.
So if one is violating the GPL by your argument, so is the other, and that is clearly ridiculous.
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