|To:||"David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>|
|Subject:||Re: [PATCH 2.6-bk 1/1] tg3: add license|
|From:||Xose Vazquez Perez <xose@xxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Tue, 09 Nov 2004 23:45:29 +0100|
|Cc:||netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx|
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David S. Miller wrote:
Why add this, it's basically implied?
Maybe it should be answered by a lawyer, but it's better to protect our freedom because law is very 'variable'.
We have a copy of the file "COPYING" at the top of the source tree, which is why we don't duplicate it's contents nor excerpts all over the tree.
This is not a duplicate, it's only an advertisement. Long time ago Torvalds wrote at COPYING: "[...] Also note that the only valid version of the GPL as far as the kernel is concerned is _this_ particular version of the license (ie v2, not v2.2 or v3.x or whatever), unless explicitly otherwise stated. [...]" what does MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") mean at tg3.c ? GPL 1.0 ? GPL 2 ? any GPL ? only 'GPL' ? Is possible to write BSD or BSD/GPL or GPLv2 or GPL drivers/code *inside* Linux kernel ? -- TLOZ OOT: worse than drugs.
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