[Tiny-tux] Are Linux modules derived works?

Wladyslaw Zbikowski embeddedlinuxguy at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 15:47:16 PDT 2012


If anybody is interested in this question, there's quite a flamewar on
LKML between Alan Cox and some guy from RedHat. Alan is opposed to
non-GPL drivers monkeying with kernel internals.

https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/4/20/217

Incidentally this very question came up in my recent interview with
Richard Stallman, who asserted that Linus Torvalds should have
asserted the position that all Linux kernel modules are derived works
of the kernel.


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