For Approval: German Free Software License
tg at 66h.42h.de
Mon Nov 29 17:40:28 UTC 2004
Chuck Swiger dixit:
Yada yada. You forgot Dragonfly, MirOS, ekkoBSD, MicroBSD, emBSD,
PicoBSD and whatnot. So? I happen to be a BSD developer. Don't
ask me to re-count the number of advertising clauses we already
have in tree.
>> No, since upon entering the Linux kernel it's automatically GPL'd.
> This is obviously wrong.
Just wrongly worded:
After entering the Linux kernel, a work becomes automatically GPL'd
if the original author / copyright owner distributes a Linux kernel
binary with said work integrated (happens...), or if the licence of
said work explicitly states this (LGPL does, D-FSL does).
> optional part of their operating systems as part of a compilation; they are not
> willing to adopt GPL'ed code into the kernel if such code would be required by
> the kernel to function.
OpenBSD/i386 still comes with a GPL'd floating point emulator
for the 80386 and 80486SX processors contained within the
kernel binaries provided.
I checked that less than two weeks ago.
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