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Re: [gNewSense-users] GPL license in code

From: Peter and Jesse
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] GPL license in code
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 12:45:55 -0700

On Sat, 2008-12-04 at 19:17 -0400, Bake Timmons wrote:
> > What is our practice for the MODULE_LICENSE and EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL
> > functions? drivers/s390 has files that don't state a license in the
> > comments but have MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") or
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(somethingorother) in the code.
> > On the one hand, the authors are clearly intending the code to be GPL.
> > On the other, it raises questions about our process. Ideas?
> >
> > Relevant (but 8-year-old) linux-kernel thread:
> >
> >

> Regarding the macros, a quick grep suggests to me that checking the use
> of these macros might occasionally help us to more definitively
> summarize license terms.  Scripts might be enhanced somehow -- thanks
> for the idea.

Could someone double-check about the EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL( ) function? I
looked at it again, and unlike MODULE_LICENSE( ), it doesn't seem to be
really giving a license statement for the file, but for a specific
symbol. So I'm thinking it doesn't really need to be included in my
Relevant linux-kernel threads:

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