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Re: [opensuse] latest kernel update breaks ATI binary driver
  • From: Andrew Joakimsen <joakimsen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:13:43 -0400
  • Message-id: <AANLkTikMiUD8fV0KnyeeUfSqAT6Y8ExoKEzhKZXgyz0p@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 16:07, Anders Johansson <ajh@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
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

Oh of course you need to keep the license, that is part of the GPL v2
the Kernel is licensed under. But these shenanigans are not permitted
by the GPL:

6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the
original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to
these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further
restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to
this License.

So I don't see any reason for SUSE (or anyone else) to keep this bloat
in the Kernel, especially when they are hidden in a "security patch"
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