Re: Linux GPL and binary module exception clause?

From: Thierry Vignaud
Date: Thu Dec 04 2003 - 12:57:58 EST

"Ihar 'Philips' Filipau" <filia@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> GPL is about distribution.
> e.g. NVidia can distribute .o file (with whatever license they have
> to) and nvidia.{c,h} files (even under GPL license).
> Then may do on behalf of user "gcc nvidia.c blob.o -o
> nvidia.ko". Resulting module are not going to be distributed - it is
> already at hand of end-user. So no violation of GPL whatsoever.
> Licensing is least technical issue regarding modules.
> But sure I would like to have open source drivers - at least then I
> have chance to clean them up ;-)))

offtopic anyway since nvidia already provide prebuild binaries for
linux at ...

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