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Being honest with MODULE_LICENSE - how was the license srtring read?

Being honest with MODULE_LICENSE - how was the license srtring read?

Posted May 1, 2004 0:37 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: Being honest with MODULE_LICENSE - how was the license srtring read? by parimi
Parent article: Being honest with MODULE_LICENSE

I think this point is key to the issue. Linuxant's trick is clever, but silly. It would have the same legal and technical effect to do it this way:

MODULE_LICENSE("GPL"); // not really, this just shuts up confusing messages

If a court would find that a user is entitled to consider the output of modinfo (or equivalent) to be a complete offer of a license, then both this and Linuxant's clever trick require Linuxant to grant a GPL license. If not, then it makes no difference legally what the argument of MODULE_LICENSE() is.


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