Re: Binary only module overview

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Sep 26 2001 - 11:36:37 EST

> * Clause 6: "... You may not impose any further restrictions on the
> recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein."
> Therefore, any additional constraints people may wish to impose, such as
> Greg's comment in security.h, are invalid. When someone receives a copy
> of the Linux kernel, the license is pure, vanilla GPL, with no funny
> riders.*

Greg's comment states what is already stated by the GPL. It might not suit
your personal desire, but thats tough. The matter is one of "linking" - in
a legal not a technical sense and of what is and is not a derivative
work. If your code is a derivative work of GPL code then the GPL is
totally clear on the matter.

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