Posted Feb 26, 2004 12:24 UTC (Thu) by ekj
In reply to: invalidate_mmap_range() again
Parent article: invalidate_mmap_range() again
There's a fairly fundamental difference;
IBM is going to Linus and saying the equivalent of: "Please make these changes to your code, so that my proprietary kernel-module will work under Linux."
As far as I know, noone has ever approached SCO and asked them to change their code in order to make something or other involving Linux or free software in general possible.
A program that can be compiled and run under any of half a dozen oses is obviously not a derivative of any of them.
A module that is hacked up in a way (with a bsd compatibility layer and whatnot) that it can ONLY work with one spesific OS (Linux) and ONLY if that OS chooses to incorporate changes making the module run is a lot more intimately tied to the OS.
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