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Re: Interest from the FreeBSD camp

To: Russell Cattelan <cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Interest from the FreeBSD camp
From: "Bryan J. Smith" <b.j.smith@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 21:59:12 -0400
Cc: "Nathan J. Mehl" <memory@xxxxxxxxx>, james rich <james.rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>, Juha Saarinen <juha@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Russell Cattelan wrote:
> What are you talking about?
> What you are saying all of the non  GPL'ed linux kernel modules are in
> violation of  the GPL?!
> Guess somebody better stick some lawyers  on Nvidia.
> Ohh and explain this problem to Linus also.

Okay, I retract that.  The GPL _does_ have a provision for linking
against core system files (like the kernel).

-- TheBS

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