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ARM kernel floating-point emulation code removed

ARM kernel floating-point emulation code removed

Posted Apr 11, 2013 16:28 UTC (Thu) by pboddie (guest, #50784)
In reply to: ARM kernel floating-point emulation code removed by drag
Parent article: ARM kernel floating-point emulation code removed

They don't "get to decide", but you can be pretty sure that the person who does would be interested in their opinion as the author of the licence, as it is with all such matters of interpretation.


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ARM kernel floating-point emulation code removed

Posted Apr 11, 2013 19:35 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

Sure it's interesting to see their interpretation, but it's a copyright license so it's limited by copyright. Nothing they can do about that no matter what their opinion is.

ARM kernel floating-point emulation code removed

Posted Apr 11, 2013 22:45 UTC (Thu) by coriordan (guest, #7544) [Link]

In theory.

In reality, court cases are madly expensive, slow, and partly random, so distributors try to avoid going to court. (One could argue that this means that court system is broken, and I'd agree, but that doesn't change that reality is the way it is.)

So when deciding to include some code, distributors get legal opinions, and FSF is among the highest authorities on free software licences and related copyright questions. That doesn't mean that FSF's word is law, but it does means that flatly ignoring them would be stupid.


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