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Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV work started.

From: Chris Andrew
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV work started.
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 19:21:19 +0000


Well done for adopting :-).

In my opinion, I would have thought that it was better if a licence
was clear for a package.  My concern with the lack of a licence would
be that a proprietary business could take the code and then include it
with other software, or licence it under a closed format.

These questions are exactly the sort of things that need to be
discussed though, so we can establish a way forward.

Thanks for bringing this point up.


On 16/02/2008, Lee McCafferty <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Some files that I checked did not have licences, so I will report
> > these as potential bugs, when I get a chance.  If bugs like this are
> > reported, we will have to define a mechanism to reporting them to
> > or wherever, so that the kernel is in a better legal
> > position, for the future.
> I have just adopted drivers/acorn and the very first file had no license
> info, just a copyright attribution. In a situation like this, would it
> not be presumed that it is licensed under GPLv2 ? I would have thought
> that if a particular license is not specified it would be GPL by
> default. I could be very wrong, but that was my initial impression.
> Lee

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