Re: [PATCH 2.6-bk 1/1] tg3: add license

From: Xose Vazquez Perez
Date: Tue Nov 09 2004 - 17:49:35 EST

David S. Miller wrote:

Why add this, it's basically implied?

Maybe it should be answered by a lawyer,
but it's better to protect our freedom because
law is very 'variable'.

We have a copy of the file "COPYING" at the top
of the source tree, which is why we don't duplicate
it's contents nor excerpts all over the tree.

This is not a duplicate, it's only an advertisement.

Long time ago Torvalds wrote at COPYING:
Also note that the only valid version of the GPL as far as the kernel
is concerned is _this_ particular version of the license (ie v2, not
v2.2 or v3.x or whatever), unless explicitly otherwise stated.

what does MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") mean at tg3.c ?

GPL 1.0 ?

GPL 2 ?

any GPL ?

only 'GPL' ?

Is possible to write BSD or BSD/GPL or GPLv2 or GPL drivers/code
*inside* Linux kernel ?

TLOZ OOT: worse than drugs.

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