RE: Linux GPL and binary module exception clause?

From: Maciej Zenczykowski
Date: Fri Dec 05 2003 - 19:04:30 EST

> Another point worth mentioning is that if the Linux kernel headers are
> pure GPL, then user land programs that use the Linux kernel headers
> themselves would also be pure GPL by extension if the above argument
> holds water. Clearly the Linux developers would like to believe

Problem being that user space programs are not supposed to use the kernel
headers - they're supposed to use the glibc headers anyway. In fact the
latest kernel source headers don't work in userspace period. And the user
space glibc 'kernel' headers are released and distributed seperately and
contain much less code than the actual kernel kernel headers.


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