Re: GPLv2 or not GPLv2? (no license bashing)

From: Måns Rullgård
Date: Tue Mar 09 2004 - 12:28:24 EST

Jesse Pollard <jesse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Tuesday 09 March 2004 03:04, Måns Rullgård wrote:
>> vda <vda@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> > Well, Linux kernel is GPLed. If one adds his/hers code to the kernel
>> > (s)he is automatically agrees to the terms of GPL.
>> >
>> > Because "adds code" is actually incorrect here. "modifies existing
>> > GPLed code" is more accurate.
>> Suppose I write a new kernel module, without touching any existing
>> code, and this module gets included in the kernel tree. Have I added
>> code? Yes. Have I modified GPLed code? I think not.
> But you did incorporate GPL interfaces, likely some inline functions...

Suppose for the sake of argument that I didn't. Besides, simply
including header files doesn't count.

Måns Rullgård
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