Re: [RFC, PATCH 0/24] VMI i386 Linux virtualization interface proposal

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Thu Mar 16 2006 - 13:56:55 EST

> But most importantly, I really don't understand how it is possible to make a
> patch to the Linux kernel and not release it under GPL.

If the patch is so ultimatively trivial that there is only a few solutions (one
or two), then there is no use in gpl'ing that flock of patchcode, in which case
I think, it is (or at best should be) public domain. In conjunction with the
patched function, they will/should become GPL.

Jan Engelhardt
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