Re: [RFC] Provide in-kernel headers for making it easy to extend the kernel

From: Joel Fernandes
Date: Wed Mar 06 2019 - 20:48:06 EST

On Thu, Mar 07, 2019 at 01:42:45AM +0100, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult wrote:
> On 07.03.19 00:09, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > So your licensing requirements prevent you from having headers in the
> > filesystem, but allow module with the headers hidden inside on the
> > filesystem?
> Maybe it's just because I've missed most of the thread, but which
> license requirements exactly could that be ?
> The kernel still is GPL, isn't it ? So, any device vendor needs to hand
> out the exact kernel source he hat built the image from, anyways.
> (by the way: we should start a flash mob action of demanding sources
> from the pocket-computers-with-3g vendors, but that's another story ;-))
> So, what kind of license issue could it be, which prevents putting the
> files (that you'd have to hand out anyways) directly into filesystem,
> while allowing them in a .ko in the same filesystem ?
> I'm confused.

Take a look at this thread:


- Joel