Re: Synchronous protocols on Linux

Chad K. Lewis (
Wed, 02 Dec 1998 18:07:48 -0800

Krzysztof Halasa wrote:

> SDL drivers for FR (and others) are available - there is info on
> (I forgot the ftp site - the drivers are made by another
> company). However, the driver is:
> - binary-only, made with 2.0.35 (2.0.36?) kernel
> - buggy - there is a memory leak in FR code - eating RAM when the PVC
> is not valid. They said they will eventually fix it.
> I'm not sure if distributing binary-only driver is legal - looks like
> it's based on linux:drivers/net/skeleton.c, which is GPLed.
> --
> Krzysztof Halasa
> Network Administrator of The Palace of Youth in Warsaw

It's legal as long as they provide a means of getting a machine-readable
copy of the source. If they aren't providing such and they did derive
it from something GPL'd, they are violating their license agreement.

Chad Lewis
NaviSite - NAC
San Diego, CA
Phone: 619-552-4590
Fax:   619-552-4599

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