Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Sun Jul 20 19:05:09 UTC 2008

On Jul 20, 2008, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at yahoo.com> wrote:

>> > They have said that they were going to block non GPL
>> modules

>> Who did?

> http://www.linuxactionshow.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=247

> http://kerneltrap.org/node/1735

Aah.  I somehow got the idea you were talking about GPLv3 doing
something about it.

If Linux developers had gone down that path, they'd have created
inconvenience for people who make uses that are permitted by copyright
law, such as those who load their own private modules, never
distributed, and therefore never licensed, and a few other situations
involving works that are allegedly not derived works.

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