GPL-only symbols and ndiswrapper
Posted Oct 25, 2006 17:56 UTC (Wed) by mheily
Parent article: GPL-only symbols and ndiswrapper
This is madness. Binary drivers designed for the Windows kernel cannot be considered "derivitive works" of the Linux kernel. According to Linus, modules which weren't designed for Linux and don't depend on any special Linux behaviour aren't derived works. Therefore, they don't have to be GPL. Since ndiswrapper is GPL, it should receive the same treatment as other GPL modules.
Perhaps it is time to switch to Debian GNU/kFreeBSD which has integrated NDIS support via the ndis driver and does not have all the political and legal crap associated with the Linux kernel.
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