Re: GPL Violation of 'sveasoft' with GPL Linux Kernel/Busybox +code

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Wed Nov 10 2004 - 14:37:36 EST

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 18:14:43 GMT, Alan Cox said:

> 3. "If you distribute the source then I won't supply you updates"

Intellectually interesting, but somewhat moot, as at least one person has
quoted Sveasoft's *actual* requirement as:

"If you distribute the *non-GPL* pieces of our pre-release, then we won't
supply you updates".

which is *totally* another kettle of fish (and they're totally in their rights to
do so, *as long as the non-GPL parts are really non-GPL*). I've leave others to
argue about the commingling of GPL and non-GPL and whether their drivers are
NVidia-ish (where the closed parts are quite arguably *not* derivative works,
and there's a GPL'ed shim), and therefore more-or-less tolerated, or if their
"non-GPL" code is actually derivative of some GPL kernel code (and thus a big

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