Re: Suggestion for handling of boot-time driver options

Alan Cox (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 08:59:54 +0000 (GMT)

> Sometimes i wonder if it was a wise decision to put Linux under GPL and
> not using something like a modified BSD copyright...

Then you wouldnt have a network stack or SMP.

> Just in case you don't know: some companies don't port their commercial
> software to linux because the license of the C/C++ library would force
> them to provide the customer with the source code. No joke!

Total joke.

The LGPL means all they have to do is make sure their code is shared. The BSD
license requires that UCB are formally credited in advertising for their
product if they static link it the LGPL requires object modules.