Has Bionic stepped over the GPL line?
Posted Mar 20, 2011 23:05 UTC (Sun) by ewan
Parent article: Has Bionic stepped over the GPL line?
The interesting claim seems to be this one:
But if Google is right, if it has succeeded in removing all copyrightable material from the Linux kernel headers, then it has unlocked the Linux kernel from the restrictions of GPLv2. Google can now use the "clean" Bionic headers to create a non-GPL'd fork of the Linux kernel, one that can be extended under proprietary license terms.
Which as far as I can make out is utter nonsense, possibly based on the misapprehension that the header files are the complete kernel source. Is there any substance to this at all?
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