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Re: [opensuse] latest kernel update breaks ATI binary driver
  • From: Anders Johansson <ajh@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 22:07:43 +0200
  • Message-id: <1285531663.4909.23.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2010-09-26 at 16:01 -0400, Andrew Joakimsen wrote:
How can editing the Kernel or it's headers be a violation of its copyright?

Depends on what you edit. Try to remove the GPL copyright notice and
replace it with a BSD copyright, or something proprietary, and you'll
have Eben Moglen on your phone before you can say Santa Cruz Operation

The upstream kernel developers decided to license their new function in
such a way as to be callable only from GPL licensed code. That is their
prerogative as copyright holders, and you are not free to change that

Anders

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