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

From: Andre Hedrick (
Date: Sun Sep 03 2000 - 23:56:43 EST

On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:

> 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.

But there is no Copyright license in patch code.
And I choose not to Copyright patches.

Andre Hedrick
The Linux ATA/IDE guy

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