|| ||Rusty Russell <rusty-AT-rustcorp.com.au>|
|| ||Marc Boucher <marc-AT-linuxant.com>|
|| ||Re: [PATCH] Blacklist binary-only modules lying about their license|
|| ||Wed, 28 Apr 2004 11:57:30 +1000|
lkml - Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org>,
Linus Torvalds <torvalds-AT-osdl.org>, jon787-AT-tesla.resnet.mtu.edu|
On Wed, 2004-04-28 at 10:02, Marc Boucher wrote:
> In other cases, we have gladly submitted patches when we
> encountered bugs and
> could fix them. Had we known that the module fix was so simple, it
> would of course have been
> submitted it to you in parallel.
Let me spell it out.
You deceived users by circumventing a check designed to tell them that
their kernel was tainted. You deceived maintainers who receive
"untainted" bug reports. In a way, you lied directly to the kernel
community: the module code is our agent in checking module licenses.
That you've been doing it for a while, or that you didn't spend
significant time investigating alternatives or talking to the maintainer
about your problem only compounds the damage. That I know and like you
only heightens my disappointment.
Hence I stand by my original comment:
This shows a lack of integrity that I find personally repulsive.
Hope that clarifies,
Anyone who quotes me in their signature is an idiot -- Rusty Russell
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