[clug] The GPL and kernel modules

Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher at anu.edu.au
Tue Jun 20 02:34:09 GMT 2006

A nicely written article about Linux and the GPL.

Interesting and disturbing statistics about OEM behaviour, why
the new US Sarbanes-Oxley legislation gives the FSF a bigger
club to wield against GPL violators, and a discussion - from
an actual legal department - of whether nor not kernel modules
can be closed source.

(The authors are embedded systems developers so possibly have
a bias, but I couldn't detect any.)


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