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Re: Maintainer for nvidia-crap in lvn wanted (Re: Pull off AIGLX repoistory?)



On Sun, 2006-07-30 at 15:50 +0200, Denis Leroy wrote:
> Peter Gordon wrote:
> > Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller wrote:
> > 
> >> The Nvidia drivers (or ATI ones) are not 'illegal'. The slides you point
> >> to doesn't even claim they are. [...]
> > 
> > 
> > No disrespect intended, but did you even read those slides? The 13th
> > slide that Greg KH has on his site explicitly states - in big bold red
> > lettering: "Closed source Linux kernel modules are illegal."
> 
> The problem is obviously that it's not up to him to decide.

I think you're mistaken there. Since Greg is one of the authors of the
kernel, to a large degree it IS up to him to decide under what terms
people get to use the parts of the kernel he wrote. Now Greg is a nice
guy and he makes them available under a restricted but open license
(generally called "GPL version 2"), but still. 



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