Re: [somewhat OT] binary modules agaaaain

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Tue Apr 20 2004 - 03:40:35 EST

On Mon, 19 Apr 2004, Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:
> A binary module is "considered good" if
> 1) It is accompanied by a "suitably licensed" (GPL-compatible) open-source
> glue-module.
> 2) The sourced used to compile the binary part do not access any of the
> kernel functionalities directly. Which means:
> a) they don't (need to) include any kernel header-files
> b) they don't access any kernel objects or methods directly
> c) all interfacing to the kernel goes over the glue module and the
> interface is _purely functional_ - no macros, no inlines.

And for which architectures do they have to provide the binary-only part? 22
and still counting...



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