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Re: ipv4.o module

To: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ipv4.o module
From: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 11:37:24 -0700
Cc: Matti Aarnio <matti.aarnio@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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jamal wrote:


Folks,

Have you thought of the pandora box this opens?
Imagine someone running a BSD IP module to replace the
Linux one (and of course many proprietary others).
The question is more philosophical than technical: Is this a Good
Thing(tm)?


It does not bother me, it seems no worse than using/allowing a proprietary
ethernet driver.  If by some chance someone makes a better IP stack
and plugs it in, it might provide some useful competition.  If the
licensing politics are too much for some people to handle, then
you can create a GPL-only symbol that must be exported, or some
hack like that.



cheers,
jamal




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