It isnt. Read the GPL carefully with a basic IP law book to hand.
> To me this implies that "Hennus Bergman" wrote that file and hence owns
> the copyright to it and that the file is not in fact placed under GPL.
It would be good practice to label it so.
> * copyrights and attributions of the old code. This code is basically GPL.
> Reading later down in the file, it clearly contains a different license
> to the GPL which is in fact against the license - unless permission has
> been granted by the FSF for such to be allowed (in which case it would
> probably be prudent to mention that somewhere).
The ip_fw code isnt in violating of the GPL because the component doesnt
contain any restrictions that violate the GPL. So when its part of the
kernel said component is under the GPL. It was left with the original
note long ago so that we could share firewall code back to the FreeBSD
people. Similarly the the cisco hdlc code in 2.1.12x is part of a GPL
total, but as a seperate work its under a much looser license.
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