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Re: Add GPL compatibility check for plugins


2009/6/19 Frank Ch. Eigler <fche@redhat.com>:
>
> (This same argument has come up in the context of the linux-kernel,
> for ndiswrapper. ÂEach time, whenever people promote code some sort of
> implicit license-violation guilt upon ndiswrapper, they have had to
> back down because the GPL restrictions do not activate for mere use.)

For reference, this is Linus email on the thread

http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/12/13/370

The main argument for not banning the loading of non-gpl modules is

"Same goes for code. Copyright is about _distribution_, not about use. We
shouldn't limit how people use the code."

IMHO, the very same argument applies to GCC.

> - FChE
>

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