Re: [ANNOUNCE] Withdrawl of Open Source NDS Project/NTFS/M2FS forLinux

From: Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Date: Sun Sep 03 2000 - 23:01:56 EST

Andre wrote:

> Linux rejected the code because it does not understand nor does anyone
> have the desire to learn what it does. Since it is not in the kernel
> there is no GPL issue. Upon Microsoft's adpotion of the model they will

That's B.S. The GPL is a Copyright license; it applies whether or not
it is in the kernel. Microsoft (or anyone else for that matter) can't
take your code and use it without consent. The GPL is one way of giving
consent, with certain strings attached.

                                                        - Ted

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