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dtrace clone

dtrace clone

Posted Aug 11, 2007 22:09 UTC (Sat) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: dtrace clone by man_ls
Parent article: On DTrace envy

please name anything in the kernel that has been put in if there is any doubt about the legality of it.

the license and patent status of dtrace is very much a reason for it not being considered (in fact, due to these issues most of the kernel developers don't even look at it to avoid any accusations of them being tainted)

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dtrace clone

Posted Aug 12, 2007 12:13 UTC (Sun) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

As you probably know, any non-trivial piece of code probably infringes on a lot of patents. That hasn't stopped kernel developers from improving the kernel, and rightly so. Maybe the situation with specific patents is different.

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