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

From: Stuart Lynne (
Date: Tue Sep 05 2000 - 00:58:55 EST

In article <>,
Andre Hedrick <> wrote:
>We talked at LWE '99 about this issue.
>As you can see that this is getting to be a bigger mess as I predicted
>more than a year ago. As you explained to me that IGEL had verbal terms
>of agreement that the code returned to M-Systems was returned with a GPL
>license in it placed by IGEL. M-Systems then remove the GPL license and
>converted the code in to an object that violated the rules and spirit of

M-Systems distributes something that is perfectly legal for an end user
to use. Nothing prevents someone from linking anything they want into their
own copy of a kernel they will use themselves.

Unfortunately there was no easy way for anyone who wanted to distribute
a product with a DOC to distribute a kernel.

M-Systems is in the process of creating a new driver that works as a module
and contains no GPL code.

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