Re: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3

From: David Woodhouse
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 18:24:53 EST

On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 21:29 -0400, Daniel Hazelton wrote:
> Agreed. However, AFAICT, TiVO meets the provisions of the GPLv2 - they make
> the source of the GPL'd part of their system available. (And I'm not going to
> get into arguments over whether kernel modules are "derivative works" or not,
> since those invariably end up with "They aren't, even though we think they
> should be")

Who cares about whether the module is a derivative work? That's only
relevant when you distribute the module as a separate work. When you
ship a combined work including both the kernel and the module in
question, it's a _whole_ lot easier to interpret the GPL.


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