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Old 07-26-06, 07:58 PM   #16
golding
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Default Re: Opinions on driver license

Read this < http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/ols_2006_keynote.html >.

I do care, and am wondering, Is the closed section of the driver actually linked in any way to the module? Does it 'call' the kernel api or just add function to the open parts via software? I can 'read' the source for the module code, do is this actually a GPL violation or not?

The problem, as I see it, is that nobody at nVidia has actually come out and ratified what PRECISELY happens when you compile the module. AFAIAA, the binary section remains separate from the module, therefore is not in violation. Is this true, or am I justifying it so I can use the driver with a clear conscience?
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