Correct.If you even take 2 minutes to actually inspect the NVIDIA video
(extract the .run file with --extract-only, and cd to usr/src/nv)
the "glue" which is provided as source, but not under the GPL,
#include kernel headers at compile time.
It does not distribute them, however, but it is completely nonsensical to
class this as having "no dependency". It has a compile time and runtime
dependency on the current kernel. What driver wouldn't?
If I write source code that includes "stdio.h", I can do whatever I want
with that source code, and I'm not bound by the license of any particular
file that happens to be called "stdio.h". On the other hand, if I compile
that source code including *your* "stdio.h" file, the resulting compiled
output is likely a derived work of your file.
So the source code is not a derivative work of any GPL'd files. The
compiled driver may be, precisely because it contains bits and pieces of the