Re: Binary only module overview

From: Greg KH (
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 17:15:51 EST

On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 12:14:06AM +0200, Roberto Nibali wrote:
> I don't know about GPL and kernel related rights but I can hardly
> imagine a company that has a B1 certified product not to care well
> about their other products to be on the right side of the law. I
> can talk to them on thursday about this at the comdex/orbit showcase.
> The outcome of your legality statement might be crucial for their
> future business.

Yes, the LSM licensing issue seems to be critical to a lot of people :)
Presently I am waiting for a response from WireX as to what their stance

> BTW, I recall the HP Linux which IMO also violates the GPL then, doesn't
> it?
> Or does this differ in them providing the source code even for the LKMs
> as opposite to argus which has binary only LKMs?

Exactly. It looks like HP provides the source code for everything
(someone tell me if I'm wrong here) while Argus looks like they only
provide the kernel patches and a compiled loadable module binary, under
a unknown license (at this time.)


greg k-h
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