Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Mon Jul 21 00:07:49 UTC 2008

On Jul 20, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

>   A driver loaded as a module into the Linux kernel?
>   Moglen:  No"

> That seems pretty direct to me.

Yes.  And correct.  It's not the loading of a module that creates a
derived work.  There's no creative process involved in it, it's purely

However, this says nothing as to whether or not the loaded module was
a derived work.  AFAIK the legal facts used in this determination are
independent of whether it is loaded, but IANAL.

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