Tightening symbol exports
Posted Dec 7, 2007 20:19 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Tightening symbol exports
Parent article: Tightening symbol exports
I've never been entirely sure what's to stop those people from simply putting a MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") in their non-GPL code. Either it's the hope that that line of code legally effects a copyright license or it's reliance on the author's honor.
I just realized, upon further reflection, that even if we assume that MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") is an actual copyright license -- i.e. the same as writing someone a letter that says, "I license you to copy my code under GPL" -- you can still get a way with an object-only LKM. A copyright license is not an offer of source code, it's just permission to copy.
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