Has Bionic stepped over the GPL line?
Posted Mar 22, 2011 12:45 UTC (Tue) by vonbrand
Parent article: Has Bionic stepped over the GPL line?
Perhaps the best way to get out of all this mess would be for the kernel folks to agree that the "cleansed for libc" header files are distributed under, say, the BSD license. AFAICS, this would be strictly in line with the 1993 decree from Linus, thus nobody should object kernel-side. For glibc-side (or other libcs), the BSD license should be liberal enough to be able to use it freely.
Yes, this would need some auditing of what files (and what content of them) does land in the cleansed set. And perhaps some restructuring would be needed (i.e., the kernel-internal files #include the userland ones and add the internal stuff), as I don't believe a script will be trusted to do the conversion (+ license change) on its own.
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