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Date:      Tue, 15 Jun 1999 21:33:01 +0000 (GMT)
From:      Terry Lambert <tlambert@primenet.com>
To:        davids@webmaster.com (David Schwartz)
Cc:        dkelly@hiwaay.net, freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: SGI Donated Journalised FS Source to Linux
Message-ID:  <199906152133.OAA24192@usr01.primenet.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001beb6e5$21f4f420$021d85d1@whenever.youwant.to> from "David Schwartz" at Jun 14, 99 09:11:24 pm

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> An XFS LKM will only work with a *Linux* kernel. We are talking about an
> LKM, not some generic piece of source code.

It doesn't matter.

So long as they don't distribute it linked with the Linux kernel,
then it's not a problem.

Red Hat, on the other hand, _may_ have a hard time distributing it
as the boot file system for Linux, since it would require linking.

You can basically link code under any license with code under any
other license, so long as the license doesn't prohibit it.  The
GPL merely prohibits distribution of the post-linkage code under
a license other than GPL.

For runtime linkage as a Linux kernel module, this is not a
problem.


					Terry Lambert
					terry@lambert.org
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Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.


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